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Linda240Linda240 Posts: 21
Hi everyone,  1st time on here.
Can anyone identify this plant please 
Been coming up for few years now, very pretty before and when flowering but does spread quite a lot. Some lying down with all the rain we've had lately 
Thanks in advance 


  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,461
    Campanula persicifolia :)
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,915
    edited June 2021
    They look like campanula, l think persicfolia type.
    I'm sure someone can confirm the type :) .
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,633
    It's campanula persicifolia and comes in blue and white forms.  The name refers to the leaves which are narrow and shaped like those of a peach tree.  It's common name is fairy bellflower.  
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,563
    I agree with everyone else, and yes, they do self-seed all over and they tend to keel over at the slightest thing.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,924
    Yes - in wet/windy areas, you need supports put in early, or have them growing through other perennials, grasses or shrubs. They're soft, floppy plants.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,433
    You can keep it flowering by deadheading the individual flowers - but it becomes a bit of a bore after a while😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Linda240Linda240 Posts: 21
    edited July 2021
    Thanks for all the replies,  yes they are fairly floppy if stand alone but thankfully easy to identify early and remove where not wanted.  Great addition to a border tho 👍I should have recognised the flowers as campanula family!!
  • Linda240Linda240 Posts: 21
    Campanula!!!!   (My spelling mistake)
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