Campnaula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna'

Campanula lactiflora ‘Loddon Anna’    
(kam-PAN-yew-lah  lak-tih-FLOOR-ah)
Family: Campanulaceae

 

Common name: milky bellfower
Zone: 4 – 8
Height: 6 ft (1.8 m)   Spread: 3 ft (0.9 m)
Aspect: full sun; partial shade
Soil: fertile; well-draining
Water: moderate

 

Description: An herbaceous perennial with an upright habit. Medium green, oblong, toothed leaves on strong stems. Panicles of soft lavender-pink, delightfully fragrant, bell-shaped flowers appear in mid-June through July and August.

 

Special Notes: Native to the Caucasus region and eastern Turkey. Has commanding presence in the garden. Requires staking in its second year in exposed location. Long bloom period that attracts bees and butterflies. May produce a second flowering if cut back when first flush is ending. May suffer some slug and snail damage early in season. Propagation by seed; division in spring or autumn.

 

RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993; Great Plant Pick 2008

 

Posted on August 17, 2012