Considered rare but not endangered, this Campanula is very distinct.
It is native to the European High Alps and is the only yellow flower in the genus. In high altitude grasslands it can live for many years but is usually grown in gardens as a hardy biennial.
It's monocarpic which means that it dies after flowering.
The grey-green leaves are lance shaped and very slightly velvety. The pale creamy yellow flowers are lemon scented and borne on fat spires in July and August of its second year.
Very drought tolerant, this Campanula requires sharp drainage and alpine conditions. A short lived beauty worth growing for its delicacy and refreshing fragrance.
Photo: Blackstem Plants
Well drained, alpine