Michauxia campanuloides

Michaux's campanula

Named for Andre Michaux (1746-1803), French collector, explorer and plantsman who collected this amongst many other beauties on a trip to Persia (Iran). 

We're so glad he did as this is a stunner.  

In early summer, tall spikes emerge from a rosette of hairy, rough green leaves. These bear panicles of white waxy flowers that appear to be caught  in a wind tunnel. 

The twisted petals curve backwards to display a bizarre squid like stigma. 

A short lived perennial that dies after flowering (monocarpic) but will self seed. 

Needs a hot, dry, sheltered position, staking and a dry winter mulch. Worth the effort . 

Rare in the UK.

Photo: ShadiTawil  from Wikimedia Commons

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£ 8.00

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Campanulaceae    

Hardy s.l.p / biennial    

H5    

150cm    

45cm    

Rough green    

White    

Dry, fertile    

Full sun

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