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Michauxia campanuloides

Michauxia campanuloides

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Very reflexed 5cm white petals. Hardy biennial for full sun, hard to grow supposedly, yet they have been in their little pots through winter and at times a tough ride!  Sun and drainage, 90- 120cm. Sow individually. when you save your seed. Numerous curious, lantern-like buds open into a huge candelabra of branching stems holding fantastic, pure white, passion-flower-like blooms, beginning in early summer and continuing until August if dead-headed. One of the world's most astonishing and spectacular flowers, this arrestingly beautiful plant is actually easy to grow either as a biennial or as a short-lived perennial. An unusual member of the Campanula family, it is native to Lebanon and Israel, the genus Michauxia beings named after King Louis XVI of France’s royal botanist, Andreas Michaux, who travelled to America during the late 1700’s in search of ornamental plants in the New World. Only 3 for sale this year. 
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