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Campanula latifolia

Giant bellflower

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height1m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPurple-white, blue purple
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Campanula latifolia (Giant bellflower). An upright clumped perennials native to Europe and temperate Asia. Grows to a height of 1m tall with strong stems and long stalked leaves. Bears spikes or racemes of pale purple, bell-shaped flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Bellflower

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Rock garden. borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • 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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