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Campanula barbata

Bearded bellflower

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.15m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourBlue purple, white
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Campanula barbata (Bearded bellflower). A rosette, perennial dwarf native to Norway. Has lance-shaped grey green leaves and racemes of purplish blue flowers in mid summer.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Bellflower

Origin

Norway

Interest and use

Borders

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Needs

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

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

Annual self-seeding

Pests, diseases or disorders

Is prone to slug attack and rust may be a problem in autumn.

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