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Campanula pyramidalis not flowering

LornaPLornaP Posts: 65
I bought a dozen Campanula pyramidalis online last autumn, which arrived as tiny plug plants. I put them in larger pots to grow them on a bit, then planted them in 3 different areas of my garden - by west facing fence, by south facing wall and in a trough by east facing wall. They are all still alive, but no sign of any flowers. Any ideas about why this is?

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  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,382
    I suspect they may still  be establishing. They look healthy enough and l would expect them to flower next year.
    That's my take anyway  :)
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,068
    I agree.
    I grew them from seed sown in late Spring a few years ago expecting them to flower the following year, but they flowered the year after that by which time they were big plants.
    Quite spectacular when in full bloom.
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  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 1,969
    @Pete.8 They are new to me do they need staking please?
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,068
    Mine didn't - they were stout as little trees :) 
    They got to about 6ft and after the main stem finished flowering more shoots came out from the lower growth so more flowers but nearer the ground.
    I'll definitely grow them again
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 1,969
    @Pete.8 Thanks campanulas do well in my garden, I am always interested in ones that are new to me.
  • LornaPLornaP Posts: 65
    Thanks - good to know they might flower next year. I have other types of campanula that do really well, but these sounded quite a dramatic display.
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