Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Campanula rapunculoides L. var. pulcherrima

See Campanula rapunculoides L.  Hortus Second relates C. pulcherrima to C. rapunculoides as a distinct variety.  It is an erect, nearly hairless plant with bluntish, toothed leaves and axial racemes of violet flowers.

Horticultural & Botanical History

Paxton’s Dictionary lists Campanula pulcherrima as a distinct species with two varieties, grandis and coronata.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [H.44/1850].


Published Sep 28, 2009 - 04:27 PM | Last updated Jul 16, 2010 - 10:46 AM

Family Campanulaceae
Region of origin

Europe, Asia

Common Name

Creeping bellflower, Rover bellflower

Name in the Camden Park Record

Campanula pulcherrima 

Confidence level high