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Campanula pyramidalis

Steeple bellflower

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height1.5m to 3m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourPale blue, white green
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Campanula pyramidalis (Steeple bellflower). An upright rosette perennial or biennial native to Italy. Bears ovate to lance-shaped, mid green toothed leaves and racemes of cup-shaped pale blue, white green flowers in late spring.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Italy

Interest and use

Rock garden. borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.5 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

It may need staking.

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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