A low-growing perennial with small, green, oval-shaped foliage and racemes of nodding, outward facing, pale blue, bell-shaped single flowers borne on short stalks sitting just above its foliage providing a long flowering display in summer. An easy to grow plant that dislikes wet winters.
Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Campanula may be annuals, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, with bell or star-shaped, often blue, flowers in late spring or summer
- Name status
How to grow
Will grow well in well-drained soil preferably in full sun to partial shade avoiding wet winter conditions. Easy to grow in containers.
Propagate by division in spring or autumn and by basal cuttings in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Rock garden
- Cottage and informal garden
- Patio and container plants
- Garden edging
- Flower borders and beds
Cut back after flowering to promote extended blooms
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