Gerald L. Klingaman
(Cherry Bells Bellflower, Red Spotted Bellflower)
Best known for its impressive dark rose-red, bell-shaped blooms, 'Cherry Bells' is a clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial with medium green, lance-shaped leaves and dark rose stems. In late spring to summer it puts forth many large, drooping, bell-shaped flowers of dark rose-red. These have hairy interiors and are attractive to bees.
Spotted bellflower needs full to partial sun and fertile garden loam with average drainage. It makes a pretty addition to perennial borders and requires division...
A charming perennial that tends to grow in nooks and crannies in the garden, the roundleaf bellflower produces delicate, pale lavender-blue flowers in late spring and summer. A clump-forming herbaceous perennial, it is native to most temperate areas across the Northern Hemisphere. In addition to spreading by underground runners (stems), it produces copious amounts of seed and will "pop up" in both annoying and picturesque areas of the landscape.
The foliage of this perennial is a light to medium...
James H. Schutte
(Olympica Bellflower, Roundleaf Bellflower)
This charming perennial produces delicate, lavender-blue, bell-shaped flowers that nod from slender, wiry stems in late spring through early summer. ‘Olympica’ is a form of harebell, a species which occurs throughout temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It was selected from a population in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States, and features larger, more deeply-colored flowers than the species. It forms mounds of small, toothed, round to oblong foliage which spread...
Glossy leaves and arching stems with white bellflowers that are blushed with pink and have maroon-spots in early summer describes the ornamental strengths of of the Korean bellflower. Vigorously spreading into large groundcover-like colonies through its rhizomes (underground stems) and seeds, it is an herbaceous perennial native to Korea, making it quite cold and summer heat tolerant compared to other Campanula.
The rounded, heart-shaped leaves are glossy dark green and grow in a basal...
Gerald L. Klingaman
Glossy leaves and arching stems with rosy pink bellflowers that are edged in white and have red spots in early summer describes the ornamental strengths of of the Elizabeth Korean bellflower. Vigorously spreading into large groundcover-like colonies through its rhizomes (underground stems) and seeds, it is an herbaceous perennial native to Korea, making it quite cold and summer heat tolerant compared to other Campanula.
The rounded, heart-shaped leaves are glossy dark green and grow...
Tall stems are topped with upright, blue-violet or white, cup-shaped flowers with starry petals in summer on the nettle-leaved bellflower. A native to the lands around the Mediterranean, this perennial can develop woody, shrub-like stems in regions with mild winters.
Its foliage is dark green, and stems are lightly hairy and a lighter yellow-green. Each leaf blade is oval but tapering to a point, with jagged edges and bulging veins on the undersides. In midsummer, the flowers, which can be blue-violet...
(Bernice Bellflower, Nettle-leaved Bellflower)
The tall stems of ‘Bernice’ are topped with flaring, double- to triple-layered, bowl-shaped flowers of rich, violet-blue. One of the prettiest of tall bellflowers, it is derived from a species native to the Mediterranean region, and rivals the beauty of delphiniums when in flower. This woody-based perennial produces dark green, oval, toothed foliage which is prickly to the touch. In midsummer, the distinctive flowers open loosely on branched stems, attracting bees and butterflies.
(Cappuccino New Zealand Sedge, Hybrid Sedge, New Zealand Sedge)
This is an eye-catching, useful selection of a sedge native to New Zealand. The slender, arching leaves grow in a clump that is upright in the center and spreading at the edges. They emerge red-brown and mature to a coppery brown, often with bright-orange tips. Though it much resembles an ornamental grass, it comes from a different family of plants, and like many of its fellow sedges, is more versatile than grasses, being tolerant of both full sun and partial sun and moist to almost-wet soils. The...
(Prairie Fire Sedge, Sedge)
This is an eye-catching, useful selection of a sedge native to New Zealand. The slender grassy leaves grow in a wide clump shaped like a fountain. They are blue-green on top, white on the underside, with tips that curl back on themselves and twist to reveal the white side, making the perimeter of the clump look misty. Though it much resembles an ornamental grass, it comes from a different family all together, and like many of its fellow sedges, is more versatile than grasses, being tolerant of both...
(Bob's Variegated Greater Pond Sedge, Greater Pond Sedge)
This is a strikingly variegated selection of Greater Pond Sedge, a widespread, water-loving perennial of the northern Hemisphere. Growing as a tall upright clump, ‘Bob’s Variegated’ has narrow, stiff, leaves that are upright and arching and boldly striped longwise in white and green, with the white stripes turning yellow in summer. The flowers are nondescript but appear in tall, eye-catching clusters that are briefly white and give way to brown or black seedpods.
This sedge thrives at the edge...