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I noticed quite a few of these growing in the brick walls of the Victorian terraces in our neighbourhood today, most of them in flower. One house also had a flowering patch growing in the garden.

The flower reminds me of Campanula?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,264

    Yes well spotted image , it's  either Campanula portenschlagiana 

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/25642/i-Campanula-portenschlagiana-i/Details 

    or C.poscharskyana which is very similar but tends to be a bit more rampant. 

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  • I was actually just looking at Campanula portenschlagiana, they seem to be flowering very late though?

    The leaves look familiar, I think I might have pulled a few of these out of my walls, I'll leave them from now on!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,043

    I have both of those Dove mentions and they're both in flower.

  • Hmm, that’s interesting! I quite like it, where do you grow them nutcutlet? Would you recommend them?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,043

    I like them, this one is less invasive than poscharskyana (here at least)

    I grow them on the edge of steps and a little wall. I don't think either like too hot and dry

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,264

    I think the one that grows here is

    C. poscharskyana. It grows in the damp shade in cracks between the walls and the path. It occasionally crops up in a border and if I don't want it there I just weed it out without any difficulty. It's a pretty thing and is almost always in flower. It usually features in our New Year Flower Count. 

    Last edited: 29 October 2017 08:35:57

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