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Campanula raineri

Bellflower

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.05m to 1m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPale purple
  • Leaf ColourGrey green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Campanula raineri (Bellflower). A spreading perennial native to Italy. Bears obovate toothed hairy grey green leaves and pale purple, bell-shaped flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Italy

Interest and use

Rock garden. borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • 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

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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