Bearded bellflower

Campanula barbata | Also known as: Bellflower, Campanula | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

A very distinguished-looking addition to a garden design, campanula barbata or bearded bellflower will do you proud with its eye-catching form. From the base of lance-shaped, hairy green leaves emerge upright stems on which bell-shaped flowers are suspended. The flowers, which are either purplish-blue or white, are also hairy and it’s not difficult to see where the plant’s name originates from. Bearded bellflower appreciates moist, sandy soils with good drainage and will grow in sunny spots as well as partially shaded areas, though for optimum colour preservation choose an area that is shaded. This beauty will attract birds and butterflies, looks splendid in a border and is outstanding in a rock garden.

Rate it:
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.3
Spread [m]
  • 0.2
Dominant flower colour
  • Blue
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Rosette
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-8
Heat zone
  • H8-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -7
Heat days
  • 30 - 120
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Annuals
Grown for
  • Extended flowering period
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Show-offs
  • Roses & classics
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
Garden spaces
  • Banks and slopes
  • Walls, trellises and pergolas
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years