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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
bellflower 'Pink Octopus'
Campanula may be annuals, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, with bell or star-shaped, often blue, flowers in late spring or summer
'Pink Octopus' is a striking cultivar related to C. punctata. The nodding, Japanese lantern shaped buds open not in a bell, but as thin spidery petals, sometimes slightly twisted, soft pink with red dots
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing or North-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Best grown in fertile, neutral to alkaline soil that is moist but well-drained, in partial shade or sun. No need to stake
Propagate by division in spring or autumn or take basal cuttings in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Cut Flowers
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildflower meadow
Pruning Cut back after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers
Pests Damaged by slugs, snails and aphids
May be infected by a rust, powdery mildews and a leaf spot
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