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  1. Markymark

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    bought this perennial last year and it was attacked by slugs so I put it in a pot. It didn’t really recover. This year it showed signs of growth so I planted it out. It’s produced these two spikes and is about 5ft. They look like they are covered in flower buds and I can’t wait to see what it does! Any idea what it is? I tend to favour salvias for some reason so am thinking it might be some sort of salvia? I know I always go for things that are tall... but I had no idea they would be this tall!

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    Hi @Markymark they look like Campanulas to me, but I could just as easily be wrong.. :SUNsmile:
     
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      Ah yes... could be. I’ll google them!
       
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      Not a good photo to work from but deffo not Salvia.
       
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      Sorry...I did upload two! I'll do it now....

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      It certainly looks like a Campanula. I'd love to know which species - do you have a close up of an open flower?
       
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      Hi @Markymark , Have a look at Campanula Persicifolia. It could be one of it's Hybrids.
       
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      The flowers aren’t open yet! As soon as they are I will post a pic. I will also route around the shed to see if I can find the ‘ticket’ thing. I usually store them.
       
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      Not C.persicifolia as the foliage is the wrong shape. There is one with similar blooms but wit this type of leaf and I'm boogered if I can remember its name :dunno:
       
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      It was the buds I was going by Longk .
       
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        I think it is Campanula pyramidalis the chimney bellflower usually blue, pink or white I think @Markymark
         
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          I would go for one of the C. Latifolia ( Giant Bellflower ) hybrids . It just looks to stiff to me to be C. Pyramidalis.
           
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            Hang on then. A staff member has put " solved " on this but I'm still none the wiser except that it could be a Campanula . Are you gonna tell us what it is then whoever you are :)
             
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              I have taken the solved off as we haven't decided one way or another..Well not sure about the Giant bellflower either to be honest @KFF... I think we are all agreed a campanula so I think we will have to wait and see the flowers properly.. My Pyramidalis Chimney bellflower is just starting to flower so lets see what the flowers are like first on these before we say.. Which do you think @Markymark
               
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                Good afternoon @KFF yes it was I,my apologies I prefixed your post by error,it must be an age thing;):smile:
                 
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