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Campanula glomerata alba

Clustered Bell Flower

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Features

  • BloomsMay to October
  • Height0.5m
  • Spread1m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Campanula glomerata alba (Clustered Bell Flower). This is a spreading plant with dark green leaves and dense clusters of bell-shaped flower in pure white. The purple, wild variety is the county flower of Rutland, England.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Rhizome, Alpine

Other common names

Dane's Blood

Origin

North Temperate Zone of Eurasia, from Europe to Japan

Interest and use

Grown for the attractive flowers and for ground cover, for naturalising in meadows and for planting under roses and shrubs.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.5 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy and are grown in the sun or shade. Most of the species will prefer moist but well drained soil. Delicate flower colours are preserved best in shade.

Propagation

You can propagate by softwood or basal cuttings in the summer or by seeds or division in the autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Can suffer from rust, powdery mildews leaf spot.

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