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Herbaceous Perennial

Campanula 'Kent Belle'
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bellflower 'Kent Belle'

'Kent Belle' is an erect herbaceous perennial with heart-shaped basal leaves and smaller stem-leaves, and loose clusters of deep violet, narrowly bell-shaped flowers 5cm long in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 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, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Blue Purple Green
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

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

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in any fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or part-shade. After flowering cut back to the base to encourage a second flowering

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or autumn

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

Clear foliage in autumn

Pests

Slugs and snails are sometimes problematic

Diseases

Rust diseases can be a serious problem

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