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Herbaceous Perennial

Campanula glomerata 'Freya'PBR
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A compact, vigorous rhizomatous perennial, forming clumps of upright stems to 40cm high, with dark green, ovate to lance-shaped leaves. Produces dense clusters of violet blue, bell shaped flowers throughout the summer

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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
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Blue Purple Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Campanulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy, 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

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed, by division in spring or autumn, or by basal softwood cuttings in spring. As this plant is protected by Plant Breeders' Rights, any propagation should be for personal rather than commercial use

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Coastal
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Cut back after flowering to prevent self-seeding and to encourage a second flush of flowers

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs and snails

Diseases

May be susceptible to powdery mildews and rust diseases

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