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Campanula rapunculus

Rampion bellflower

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.8m to 0.9m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPale blue white
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Campanula rapunculus (Rampion bellflower). A biennial native to the Mediterranean, North Africa and temperate Asia with short tufts of basal leaves. Grows to a height of 1m. Stems bear stalked bluish white star to bell-shaped flowers in the summer.

Characteristics

Biennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Bellflower

Origin

Europe - Mediterranean

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)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • 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 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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