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Herbaceous Perennial

Campanula punctata 'Milky Way'

A clump forming perennial with heart-shaped finely toothed green foliage. Numerous long bell-shaped pale pink flowers finely spotted dark pink with double skirts are borne on long dark red stalks above its foliage providing a long flowering display in summer. An easy to grow plant that dislikes wet winters.

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Red Green
Summer Red Pink Green
Autumn Red Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Campanulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous or Semi evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Campanula may be annuals, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, with bell or star-shaped, often blue, flowers in late spring or summer

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Will grow well in fertile, neutral to alkaline soil that is moist but well-drained, in full sun or partial shade avoiding wet conditions in winter. A semi-shade position will ensure the best flower colour is preserved. Doesn't need staking.

Propagation

Propagate by seed or division in spring or autumn, and by basal cuttings in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

Cut back after flowering to promote blooms

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs and snails

Diseases

May be susceptible to a rust, powdery mildews and leaf spot

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