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mark smyth

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Campanula ID
« on: April 29, 2007, 10:44:51 PM »
I was given this Campanula also. Ground hugging folowing gaps in paving. What is it?
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Re: Campanula ID
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2007, 12:01:16 AM »
Campanula chamissonis which used to be C. pilosa. I still think they're different as my chamissonis (coll. in Japan) has a much bigger flower than even what we used to know as C. p. `Superba' and has much deeper colouring, truly a "superb" plant.
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Re: Campanula ID
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2007, 12:35:37 AM »
exactly right. Thanks
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Re: Campanula ID
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2007, 10:04:40 AM »
I've got it as
Camp. chamissonis "Major"
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Re: Campanula ID
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2007, 11:45:12 AM »
I haven't seen that two-tone blue flower, only solid blues. Makes a nice change.
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Re: Campanula ID
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2007, 01:18:15 PM »
I'll try and post a pic of mine tonight - it is a two-tone blue as well !
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Re: Campanula ID
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2007, 06:58:55 PM »
Here it is : one of my favourite Campanulas

Campanula chamissonis 'Major'
« Last Edit: September 05, 2007, 12:30:15 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Campanula ID
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2007, 07:10:08 PM »
I do like the two tone... neat foliage, too, reminds me of a little ourisia leaf.
This would be a good addition to our plantings in the driveway... very low and flowering at a good time to bridge the gap between bulbs and the geraniums. DDoes anyone know if it would tolerate being grown over a bit by the geraniums later in the year, or would the competition be too much? I will look out for seed  to try it anyway. Can't hurt to try and seed is the only way to establish anything in the drive, the ground is so compacted!
« Last Edit: April 30, 2007, 07:13:35 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Campanula ID
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2007, 07:17:39 PM »
You know, I've been thinking about this... we've had Camapanula pilosa in various forms, and I accept th chamissonis is its new name... I just don't remember having a two tone blue one. How puzzling
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Re: Campanula ID
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2007, 07:40:33 PM »
I don't think it minds being somewhat overgrown later in the season Maggi - if you want - I'll be glad to try and collect some seed for you ...
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Re: Campanula ID
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2007, 07:54:59 PM »
Luc, I would be most grateful for some seed, thank you  :-*
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Re: Campanula ID
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2007, 07:10:35 PM »
That's a great mat, Luc!
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Re: Campanula ID
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2007, 08:41:27 AM »
I like it too Mark but be aware it's a bit rampant - you have to keep an eye on it !
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