• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Campanula 'Joe Elliott'

bellflower 'Joe Elliott'

bellflower 'Joe Elliott'

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  • Other common names bellflower 'Joe Elliott'

  • Genus Campanula may be annuals, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, with bell or star-shaped, often blue, flowers in late spring or summer

  • Family Campanulaceae / Campanulaceae

  • Details 'Joe Elliott' is a perennial forming a compact, gently spreading clump to 8cm tall, with small, heart-shaped grey-green leaves. Funnel-shaped lavender-blue flowers 3-4cm long are borne 2-3 together on wiry stems


  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy



  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilSand, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height

    Up to 10 cm

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation It will not tolerate winter wet. Grow in a scree bed, in tufa, in gritty moist but sharply drained soil in a trough. Alternatively grow in alpine house in loam based potting compost such as John Innes No. 2 with one-third by volume of grit

Propagation Propagate by seed in spring or autumn or from basal cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Banks and Slopes Garden Edging City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Vulnerable to attack by slugs and snails. Aphids and glasshouse red spider mite may be problem under glass

Diseases Can suffer from powdery mildew and rust

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