Campanula in Texas??

ilovemyroses(8 Dallas TX)February 23, 2013

Anyone grow any variety of Campanula here in DFW area of Texas? I don't see them on perennial lists at area nurseries despite the fact that the zones indicate it would be ok...

Tempted to mail order some, as I have a new 140 by 10 foot rose bed I am introducing perennials to, and would love some blues...and this cottage look.

If you have tried it...did it work, or sizzle in the heat.

Thanks, and which variety??

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I was in Oklahoma with my daughter and was seduced by a lovely campanula in a nursery there. When I brought it home to central Texas, it died. Sorry, I don't know the variety.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 8:09AM
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Campanula UK Z8

I cannot think of any taller types which would do that well in dry heat....but there are many creeping camps (incurva, portenschlagiana, pocharskyana, pulla, isophylla, and even carpatica) which may well thrive in such conditions, although none of them are reknowned for being drought resistant.
You might try some of the adenophora and also wahlenbergia.
There is C.rigidipila, which is the southernmost campanula, growing in Ethiopia (but at altitude).

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 2:58AM
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ilovemyroses(8 Dallas TX)

Ok.. Reading in PERENNIAL GARDENS FOR TEXAS by Julie Ryan, and she names C. poscharskyana and C. portenschlagiana as blooming ground covers, C. poscharskyana being the less heat tolerant of the two.

C. carpatica does well in the high plains. But sensitive to drought.

C. persicifolia is also mentioned. But peach.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 10:57AM
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ilovemyroses(8 Dallas TX)

OP again, recently i found at a local nursery three varieties of Campanula. Bought two, Campanula Blue Waterfall ( a low growing spreader), and Campanula Blue Peachbells (Peach leaved bellflower) which gets taller.
Anyone grow these here, especiallly in a hot climate?
Reviews on 'other' sites are from Alaska! And Ontario! The nursery gal said they will grow here as tender perreniels. I suspect the heat being the issue.

Full sun, but here?? I suspect east facing, west protection.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 8:34AM
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ilovemyroses(8 Dallas TX)

This is my thread to myself I guess! Bought some at lowes today. Blue clips campanula. Don't know much about it but the price was right!

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 9:17PM
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Good luck. I saw some in Calloway's a couple of weeks ago, and they told me they would be blooming for about 2 more weeks, and wouldn't survive our hot summers. I'm in Houston. Let us know how yours do.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 12:33PM
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