Monday, June 16, 2008

Purple Flowers





I love this purple flower. The colors are so
brilliant and it blooms a long time. When it quits
blooming, I cut back the flowers and it reblooms.
Not near as abundantly, but it still blooms again.

I do not know the name of this flower. I have
been told it is in the family of Campanula and
sometimes called the Globe flower. But, in all
the research I have done, I cannot find it on
the Internet under those names. Does anyone
have any idea of its name?

It does not self seed, but the roots spread under
ground and can be quite invasive if not put in
a place that has limited space.

I have it planted with another flower that blooms
at the same time called Sundrops. Sundrops are
perennials that blossom in the late spring and early
summer in northern climates. They require little care
and provide a wonderful display of bright yellow flowers.
Although they are similar to the Evening Primrose,
they are different in that their flowers close up at night.
They grow in height from 15 to 24 inches. Some people find
them invasive because of their ability to spread.

Both of these flowers are great in my opinion and they certain
brighten the garden this time of year. What do you think?

1 comment:

Photomama said...

http://www.gardenguides.com/plants/info/flowers/annuals/bachelor.asp

Joan, we always called these bachelor buttons. I hope the link helps