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Campanula garganica 'W.H. Paine'
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Adriatic bellflower 'W.H. Paine'

A small perennial to 5cm tall, forming a clump of rounded basal leaves. Spreading leafy stems bear starry, white-eyed, lavender-blue flowers 2cm wide in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
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
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Blue Green
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Campanulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Matforming
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

Robust rock garden cultivar; requires fertile, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade

Propagation

Divide in spring or autumn; basal stem cuttings inserted in gritty compost can be taken in late spring or early summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Rock garden
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Banks and slopes
  • Garden edging
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Slugs and snails may be a problem

Diseases

Powdery mildews may be a problem in very dry conditions; a virus, fungal leaf spot, downy mildews and grey moulds are occasional problems

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