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tall, long flowering campanulas for dappled shade

FireFire LondonPosts: 14,025
Are there any you have tried that would really thrive in such conditions? Over three ft tall. Dappled shade - no direct sun. Drought tolerant - ish if poss.

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  • Songbird-1Songbird-1 Posts: 4,007
    edited 28 April
    Campanula medium, Canterbury Bells gets quite tall and can stand shade.p and flower for ages. Regular deadheading encourages more and more flower buds and flowers.  Here's ours last year....

  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,025
    edited 28 April
    Thank you @Songbird-1 Are they biennial? Are you growing on chalky soils?


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,528
    Campanula Pyramidalis.
    It's a biennial and can get to about 6ft-


    I also had C.Lactiflora Prichard's Variety which I really liked, but one year it just vanished.
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  • BlueBirderBlueBirder Posts: 159
    Campanula latifolia - a perennial. Will love dappled shade. https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/2944/campanula-latifolia/details
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374
    Campanula medium, Canterbury Bells gets quite tall and can stand shade.p and flower for ages. Regular deadheading encourages more and more flower buds and flowers.  Here's ours last year....

    That looks like Campanula persicifolia, a perennial much better suited to the conditions than C. medium
  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 BirminghamPosts: 736
    Percisifolia is happy in shade. Mine probably only get to about 2ft so might be a bit shorter than you ideally want
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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,095
    My C. persicifolia get to about 2.5 to 3 feet. They're fine in my dry soil/low-ish rainfall. Mine are mostly self-sown (can't even remember where I put the original ones) and they don't tend to put themselves in the most shady areas but they're certainly happy in part-shade. A plant planted in light shade would probably be OK  (I think not in deep shade like under a big dense-canopied tree).
  • Songbird-1Songbird-1 Posts: 4,007
    edited 29 April
    I've always known them as the medium type but I can't be sure as they were originally in OH's aunts garden, then his fathers garden, then ours and we brought some babies with us to our new house. They always grow higher than two feet tall, they are in a free draining soil, not chalky,but with plenty of mpc mixed in. They flower every year. They have spread nicely which we were hoping for. Apologises if the type is not correct.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,025
    edited 29 April
    Thanks all. Are they all biennial?
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,095
    C. persicifolia is perennial but tends to get a bit tatty / bare in the middle fairly quickly. May be better in richer moister conditions..
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