Definition of campanula in English:

campanula

noun

  • another term for bellflower
    • ‘It is dominated by hostas, peonies, campanula, and daylilies but holds a wealth of perennials and self-sowing annuals.’
    • ‘A few delphiniums or campanulas, for example, can turn a country bouquet into a work of art.’
    • ‘But in this case the flowers are carefully chosen: sunflowers for adoration, roses for love, grapes for charity, ranunculi for radiance, campanula for gratitude, and corn for fertility.’
    • ‘Some choices include azalea, calla, hydrangea, miniature rose, moth orchid, Oriental lily, tulip, and ‘Wonder Bells Blue’ double campanula.’
    • ‘Covering the hillside around the patio is a tapestry of astilbes, azaleas, campanulas, ferns, hellebores, hostas, Japanese maples, moss, and rhododendrons.’
    • ‘The upper bed is mostly for perennials, including red-and-white columbines, purple blue campanulas, and tall blue delphiniums fronted by yellow and orange Iceland poppies.’
    • ‘Lift and divide overcrowded clumps of perennials, including campanulas, daylilies, hostas, peonies, sedums, and Shasta daisies.’
    • ‘Around the feet of these plants grow small euphorbias, lungwort and ground cover campanulas, while on the wall behind the rich flowers of clematis Star of India are beginning to open.’
    • ‘Our approach hike took 40 minutes through steeply pitched fields full of sassifrage, campanula, and grazing sheep.’
    • ‘For the more traditional mums, baskets of chrysanthemums, begonias and campanulas could soon be gracing her dining room table.’
    • ‘As a counterpoint to the hot, dry look of the sandstone, Charlotte chose cottage-garden flowers including campanulas, catmint, dianthus, peonies, and roses in shades of lavender, pink, blue, and wine red.’
    • ‘They make good planting companions to the likes of climbing roses or border plants such as campanulas and oriental poppies.’
    • ‘After the first hard freeze, cut back perennials such as aster, campanula, daylily, phlox, and veronica, leaving 6-inch stubs above the ground.’
    • ‘She carried a bouquet of light yellow roses, large daisies, chrysanthemums and blue campanulas.’
    • ‘Anyway, my campanula did not show their faces until mid-July, winding coolly through the hot froth of lobelia and by now rampant fucshia.’
    • ‘Once only she allowed her husband to order her a dress covered all over with daisies, cornflowers, forget-me-nots and campanulas, like that of the Primavera.’
    • ‘In the greenhouse are growing delphiniums, various blue and white campanula and white agerathemums.’
    • ‘Then, gardens in England were enriched with many species not previously known, among them plants which soon became very popular, like several campanulas, carnations, and milfoils.’
    • ‘The campanula, which has been a great focal flower in the past, was pretty much a loss, as was my first planting of celosia.’
    • ‘White splashed evergreen euonymus and two white flowered campanula add further cool tones to the group while the thin bronze foliage of a clump forming grass gives good contrast.’

Origin

Modern Latin, diminutive of late Latin campana ‘bell’.

Pronunciation

campanula

/kamˈpanyələ//kæmˈpænjələ/