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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 thimbles diminutive bellflower
dwarf bellflower fairies' thimbles
Campanula bellardii Campanula pusilla
Campanula may be annuals, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, with bell or star-shaped, often blue, flowers in late spring or summer
C. cochlearifolia is a rhizomatous perennial to 10cm, forming compact clumps of small, rounded bright green leaves. Erect, wiry stems carry nodding bell-shaped, light blue flower 15mm in length, in small clusters in summer
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 West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Ideal for rock gardens or sunny borders. Will not tolerate wet winters
Propagate by seed or basal cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Garden Edging Ground Cover Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be damaged by slugs and snails
May be infected by a rust, powdery mildews and a leaf spot
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