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Campanula betulifolia

Bellflower

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0m to 0.08m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPinkish, white
  • Leaf ColourDark purple green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Campanula betulifolia (Bellflower). A dwarf perennial native to Turkey and Armenia. This low, dense clump no more than 10 cm high. It's leaves are often tinted purple and the pinkish white flowers are nodding and in broad clusters.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Turkey and Armenia

Interest and use

Rock garden. borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • 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

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

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

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