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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
fairy bellflower fairy bells
peach bells peach-leaved bellflower petticoat bellflower willow bell
Campanula amabilis Campanula subpyrenaica
Campanula may be annuals, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, with bell or star-shaped, often blue, flowers in late spring or summer
C. persicifolia is a rosette-forming perennial with narrow, evergreen basal leaves. Loose spires of outward-facing, cup-shaped, lilac-blue flowers appear in early and mid-summer
W Eurasia, N Afr.
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 North-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand, Clay
Time to ultimate height
Best grown in fertile, neutral to alkaline soil that is moist but well-drained; in partial shade or sun. Needs staking in exposed sites - see staking perennials
Propagate by division in spring or autumn or take basal cuttings in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Cut Flowers
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Cut back after flowering to prevent self-seeding and to encourage a second flush of flowers
Pests May be damaged by slugs and snails
May be infected by a rust, powdery mildews and a leaf spot
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