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Campanula medium ‘Bells of Holland’

Cup and saucer

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Campanula medium ‘Bells of Holland’ (Cup and saucer). This slow-growing, evergreen, clump-forming, upright bi-annual has lance-shaped, toothed leaves. Bell-shaped flowers in a mixture of blue, purple, pink or white grow in spring and early summer.

Characteristics

Biennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Bellflower

Origin

Europe, Asia

Interest and use

Border

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They will prefer to be grown with cool nights and light shade in hot areas. The soil should be neutral to alkaline, moist yet well drained. Deadhead to maintain shape.

Propagation

The seeds should be sown in the spring and will bloom the following spring and summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Heavy rain can damage plants. Slugs.

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