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 stricta L.

Rigid woody-based perennial with oblong leaves and a spike of sessile, tubular blue flowers.  To 50cm.  [RHSD].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1819.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Seed order to Hurst and McMullen, Seedsmen and Florists of London, on 8th April 1846.  [MP A2933-1, p.132].


Campanula stricta Sibth. & Sm. (1806) = Campanula lyrata Lam., from the Caucasus.

Campanula stricta Wall. (1820) = Campanula sylvatica Wall., from India.

Published Sep 29, 2009 - 04:42 PM | Last updated Jul 16, 2010 - 10:45 AM

Family Campanulaceae
Region of origin


Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Campanula stricta 

Confidence level high