Growing guide

How to grow specialist campanulas

There is an ever-increasing range of campanula, from robust rock garden species to tall border perennials and some tender perennials. Here we look at how to grow the more specialist types, mainly focusing on alpines and tender species.

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Quick facts

  • Long-flowering display, blooming during spring and summer
  • Variety of habits from mat-forming, dwarf perennials to herbaceous species
  • Some thrive on a sunny wall or bank while others enjoy a scree bed or trough 
  • Tender species need the shelter of a greenhouse from early winter to spring
  • Most will not tolerate winter wet
  • Some specialist types are evergreen (lose their leaves in winter)
  • Take cuttings in early summer

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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