Towering skyward and the last of the bellflowers to bloom, chimney bellflower has heart-shaped leaves at the base of the summer-occurring flowerspike that bears white or light blue blossoms. A very short-lived perennial that is usually regarded as a biennial, this herbaceous plant is native to northern Italy and the Balkan States.
The medium to light green leaves are in a loose basal rosette, which each blade oval or lance-shaped with teethed edges. As early as early summer but often into mid-...
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.
(Chinese Trumpet Creeper, Chinese Trumpet Vine)
Chinese trumpet creeper is a vigorous deciduous woody vine with trumpet-shaped flowers in late summer. This China native has attractive glossy dark green leaves. The large dark orange to red flowers form on stem tips and dangle, attracting hummingbirds.
Chinese trumpet creeper is not too difficult to grow. It will succeed in average garden soils that are freely draining but stay moist, and will adapt and grow even in fairly poor soil and in compacted or small pockets of ground. For maximum flowering,...
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(Chinese Trumpet Creeper, Chinese Trumpet Vine, Morning Calm Trumpet Vine)
'Morning Calm' is a fantastic deciduous woody vine with very pretty trumpet-shaped flowers in summer. This China native has attractive glossy dark green leaves. The large peach-colored blossoms with a yellow throat form in clusters on stem tips and dangle, attracting hummingbirds for a good portion of the summer.
Chinese trumpet creeper is not too difficult to grow. It will succeed in average garden soils that are freely draining but stay moist, and will adapt and grow even in fairly poor soil...
Hybrid trumpet creeper combines the qualities of both its parents, Campsis radicans and C. grandiflora. It is a vigorous deciduous climbing vine with bright green compound leaves and big, fiery-colored trumpet flowers in late summer and fall.
Grow hybrid trumpet creeper in any average garden soil that is moist and well-drained. It is quite tolerant of poor and drier soils and in restricted root spaces. Full sun ensures the finest flowering displays. A few culitvars of note...