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Saturday, June 13, 2009

I Was Given A Couple of These Plants...

. . . but What Are They?
:-)

Aren't they beautiful?
I was informed that they tend to "wander" about, but not terribly aggressively.

If you could help me, I'd appreciate it.

I've planted them in the front bed, in front of the deck lattice.
They'll be beautiful there!
No matter what, their nickname will be
"The TinaB/Denny&MartyN flowers"
:-)

Have a great day!!

23 comments:

islandgardener said...

I have no idea, but I concur that they are pretty!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I love the colors of them. They look like they could be in the campanula family.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I don't know what they are but I agree they are gorgeous.

Gail said...

Shady, They are delightful...They do look like campanulas... I've read that they can't go too far in dry shade...gail

Kathleen said...

I'm thinking a campanula too but I don't know which one. I wouldn't mind them spreading about ~ they are certainly lovely.

Sylvana said...

Campanula glomerata? They have these at a bank here in town and I always wondered what they were, but it wasn't until this post that I actually got around to looking them up!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Shady, to me they look more like a type on centaurea, but those buds are pretty recognizable. I do love the vibrant shade of blue.

Rosey Pollen said...

I am not sure either of the name, but I have them wandering around in my garden. A friend gifted them to me many years ago, she called them Clustered bell flowers. Not a technical name.
They are a pretty purple though!

Rosemary said...

Hi Shady , Lovely blue colour and I think they are perennial bachelor button, like to spread but not aggressive.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi SG~~ Definitely a species of campanula. The flowers are difficult to discern but the foliage gives it away. Maybe a nursery person can offer a more definitive identity.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

I love 'em...anything blue/purple that blooms makes me happy;-) Those are lovely.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Everyone, I'd wondered about "Campanula," myself, as there are so many varieties, but Sylvana gave us the positive ID. Capanula glomerata (also called Clustered Bellflower)! Yea!! Thanks so much!! They are described as fairly aggressive, but not terribly so. The advice I found was to separate them from time-to-time. So, in about 2 or 3 years, I'll be sending a few out of the garden. Get in line! ;-)

Shady Gardener said...

islandgardener, Thanks for your visit. :-)

Catherine, You were right!

Hi Lisa!

Gail, At this point in time, nothing here is dry. ;-) But that may help these new little plants take root. You hit the bullseye with Campanula!

Kathleen, in a couple of years... :-)

Sylvana, Thank you so much! I'm glad you recognized them and could provide the positive ID! :-)

Monica, That shade of blue is something we both like!!

Rosey Pollen, (I like your name) Thanks for visiting today. You are also right... Clustered Bellflower is the common name. I'm glad they're only wandering and not commandeering. ;-)

Rosemary, Bachelor Buttons are great, too. We saw some HUGE ones on Isle Royale a few years ago. They'd "gone wild" and grown very large and beautiful!

Hi Grace, You were right. Sylvana gave us the positive ID. Now, if you can wait a couple of years, I'll send you some (provided my new plants take root!) ;-)

Hi Jan - and I'm thankful for them! :-)

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

No clue. But I love blue !
Nice gift kiddo.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Patsi! You're right. :-)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I have a fear of aggressive Campanulas. Those are beautiful, but I'll stick with my safe ones.

Sylvana said...

And they seem so well behaved at the bank! Oh well, I already have a problem bellflower in my garden - I don't need two of them. Unless I could set up a campanula cage match! Yeah, that would be worth it.

Sue said...

I was going to say that Sylvana is right, but see you already figured it out. I was given some by a neighbor when we first moved in. I pulled most of it out when I saw how spready it was. Be careful, because not all of it stays pulled, and it takes persistence to keep it out of where you don't want it.

I have a little clump in the small bed under our tree that I decided to let grow after if kept coming back. It can't go too far, but still, I have to pull some each year to protect the other plants in the bed. It does have some gorgeous blooms this year, and I forgot to include them in my GBBD post.

Shady Gardener said...

MMD, Hmmmm. I know what you mean. Perhaps I should sink a bottomless bucket around them?

Hi Sylvana, Funny!

Sue, I sense it spreads with underground runners, so I'm going to try the bucket idea. However, I wonder if it reseeds??

Sue said...

I was trying to remember if they reseed or not, but I deadhead the few I have, and don't give them a chance to.

That's what I do with garlic chives, which I know do. They have such a pretty white bloom, though, so I let them go until it looks like the seeds are forming, then I cut them back like I do the regular chives, clear to the dirt, and throw the seed heads in the garbage.

Shady Gardener said...

Okay, then! Sue, I think I'll just get that bottomless bucket in place and deadhead. Thanks! :-)

Kylee from Our Little Acre said...

I just planted this this year - one plant - but it's in a small raised bed, so it probably can't do too much harm there. A friend has this (I discovered AFTER I bought one) and it grows quite aggressively. She's always ripping it out.

Many campanulas are aggressive, but I really love them all, so I'll manage them. :-)

Shady Gardener said...

Kylee, I do have a great article on the variety of campanula. It describes the various types and how aggressive or non-aggressive they are. However, I'm with you. I like them and I'll work with it. ;-)