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Campanula cochleariifolia

Fairy thimbles

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.05m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourWhite, blue purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Campanula cochleariifolia (Fairy thimbles). A low spreading, tufted perennial native to the European Alps. Bears oval, toothed bright green foliage and white or bluish purple, bell-shaped flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Bellflower

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Rock garden.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-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

Snails, slugs and rust.

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