Clustered Bellflower (Campanula glomerata) is gorgeous in the garden. You can sow it from seed or use plantings. . The statement it makes in the garden has a huge WOW affect with visitors. I enjoy the height as it reaches about 2 feet tall and stands out among the other perennials.
Mine are in partial shade on the north side of our house in the front. They’re in need of splitting but I have places for them in other gardens.
Cecily Mary Barker did not draw the Clustered Bellflower, but she did draw the Canterbury Bellflower. Miss Barker loves to use the flowers as caps for the fairies. Her version is also a cousin of the campanula clan.
Bells that ring from ancient towers-
Give their name to summer flowers-
Do the flower-fairies, playing,
Know what those great bells are saying?
Fairy, in your purple hat,
Little fairy, tell us that!
“Naught I know of bells in towers-
Mine are pink or purple flowers-
When I set them all a-swaying,
Something, too, my bells are saying,
Can’t you hear them–ding-dong- ding–
Calling fairy-folk to sing?”