Campanula lactiflora

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Campanula lactiflora
Campanula lactiflora Loddon A.jpg
C. lactiflora 'Loddon Anna'
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Genus: Campanula
C. lactiflora
Binomial name
Campanula lactiflora

Campanula lactiflora, the milky bellflower,[2] is a species of flowering plant in the genus Campanula of the family Campanulaceae, native to Turkey and the Caucasus. It is a medium-sized herbaceous perennial growing to 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in), with narrow, toothed leaves 5–12 cm (2–5 in) long. Large conical clusters of open, star-shaped flowers are produced on branching stems in summer. In favourable conditions it will self-seed with variable results. The flowers are usually white or pale blue, but numerous cultivars have been developed for garden use, in a range of colours.[3]

The Latin specific epithet lactiflora means "milk-white flowers".[4]

The following cultivars have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit:-

  • 'Alba'[5] (white)
  • 'Loddon Anna'[6] (pale pink)
  • 'Prichard's Variety'[7] (violet blue)


  1. ^ "Campanula lactiflora". International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  3. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
  4. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315.
  5. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Campanula lactiflora 'Alba'". Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  6. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna'". Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  7. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Campanula lactiflora 'Prichard's Variety'". Retrieved 22 June 2013.