Bristly Bellflower, Campanula
It seems that I have a lot to learn about the flowers growing around me. For years this has been one of my favourite blooms to cut and display with pink and white peonies, as they flower in my garden at the same time of year. I had no idea that this was a variety of campanula, called Bristly Bellflower. The only thing I knew was that it seemed to grow despite being rather poorly treated and constantly uprooted. I have read today that this is invasive, which in my case is a happy situation. The number of times I was upset because the area had been weeded and this beauty had disappeared are countless. Little did I know that this plant was simply biding its time to reappear and so, the following year I would find just enough scattered plants had regrown to provide me with flowery, bristly stems to set off the peonies in my vases. One year I even asked Steven to transplant some to be sure we didn’t lose it. Now I can give it a name and relax, knowing that even if we wanted to get rid of it, it would not be an easy task. So my peony displays are safe for the future it seems. I hope you all have a lovely day with at least one fun discovery. Flower a Day #485 View all posts on the Home page.
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