Looks like some kind of penstemon or campanula. Can we see the foliage? (Oh, wait, what am I saying? I'm sure someone else will be able to ID it as is!)
Very much like a Campanula that seeds itself readily here. The buds especially are very typical of many Campanula species.
Hi Phillip, looks a little like Adenophora (lady bells) to me but it's hard to tell without the leaves. Could be campanula. You will know if it spreads like prairie fire:)Marnie
Thanks everybody. I just added a shot of the leaves.
Looks like a Hairy Beard Tongue, a member of the Snapdragon family....A lovely plant, beautiful bell flower.
Looks like a campanula to me!
My first guess is Adenophora. My first thought is, it's beautiful!If you post this on GardenWeb's Name That Plant, I bet they could give you a species name almost instantly. Those people are wizards.
These really are the most stunning photographs ... whatever the plant!! Just love this blog!
Yep, I agree with campanula. I have tried to grow it without luck.
I do not know it but it is beautiful.
It looks just like my Adenophora. I'm fairly certain that's what it is. It's a pretty reliable bloomer, sun, shade, dry, wet... It spreads quickly. I have it running amongst daylilies and Siberian iris.Marnie
Yes, it does look like a Campanula, but it is Adenophora. My neighbor has these, and now, after a few years, they have invaded my entire front yard and I now consider them a noxious weed. Beautiful, but it's dangerous—love the blooms, but snip them off often.
Roses and Lilacs and Sweet Bay are correct, Phillip -It's Adenophora Lilifolia or Lady Bells. I have it in my garden and let me warn you that while it's beautiful it can become invasive.It's heat tolerant which is a plus for the Alabama garden. Seeds itself and doesn't take well to transplanting.Hey, we were hotter in Chicago yesterday than you or Florida. 90 degrees in May!
Hi Phillip!It is Adenophora lilifolia.I love it. I have this blooming right now.Best to you!
I have always thought this to be a type of Campanula Phillip... I have them too coming up here and there. Not sure of more details about this plant though.
I have both adenophora and campanula, and that is definitely adenophora. Besides I planted it many years ago, as a purchased plant from a nursery. Mine has never become a problem with spreading and I love it. Now the campanula, that can be a noxious weed!
Campanula rapuncloides - google it and you'll see the similaries
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I like it` a great color blue on my monitor! gail
Campanulaceae rapunculoides is my bet too - very invasive over here ...