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Campanula grossekii

Bellflower

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.5m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.7m to 1.2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBlue-purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Campanula grossekii (Bellflower). This perennial species will grow in a clump, with lance-shaped leaves and a rosette form. The flowers are produced in clusters of blue-purple blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

South Europe.

Interest and use

Rock garden. borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.5 to 6.0
  • 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 will need to sow the seeds in a cold frame in the spring. divide in the spring or the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for aphids and scale insects under glass, also slugs and snails.

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