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Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

Should harebells be this big? They are about 4 feet tall with 'bells' about 1.5"x1" image 




  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,433

    They are not harebells. Some other sort of campanula,maybe pyramidalis

    Last edited: 29 June 2016 19:45:53

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    Ah thank you for that fidget, I grew them from seed sent to me as harebells and did wonder.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,354

    Were these from the seed swap Fishy? I have Campaula persicifolia which I obtained as harebells on the seed swap. Fidget sent me some real seed. I shall have plenty if you want some or bits of root

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    They were indeed nut, a small plastic sachet marked harebells image I do have another pack of harebell seeds from Suttons I can sow but I'm short of space. When these campanulas kept on growing I thought I had a case of gigantism but campanula persicifolia looks just the plant.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,249

    The other possibility is Campanula latiloba alba.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,354

    they should look like the blue patch in the middle. also Birds Foot Trefoil and Bladder Campion that I think you sent me Fishy.


    I have converted the former nursery in font of the GH to a place full of insect favourites

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353

    Fishy - I bought a packet of Harebells this year as I love seeing them on the hills in summer. I've got a good lot all growing away. 

    If you'd like some, I'd be happy to send them to you. There's more than I'll ever use! image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,433

    I don't have many flowers this year. the leaves are very grassy, so the undergardener mowed half the patch.image

    On the other hand, a fox has just crossed the lawn and carried on up the garden.image

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    Bless you all, you're real troopers. Nut and FG - I'll accept your very kind offers of either plants or roots or both? I don't want to display any favouritism image

    Goodness knows where I'll put them though, the garden is choc-a-block. I'm glad that mystery is solved, there I was anticipating a delicate little flower about a foot high image

    Lovely patch of flowers nut, I do have bladder campion and birds-foot trefoil but the seeds came from you image

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,904

    You're all bonkers with your seed swapping. Nobody knows who got what and I'd like to know who got my yellow foxgloves. I have something but it's definitely not foxgloves....yellow or otherwise. image

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