Bellflower

Campanula pulla | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

This is no disfigured hunchback, its bells look stunning.

Are the bells tolling slowly for your bedraggled garden? Revitalise it with Campanula pulla or bellflower, a lively and cheerful plant that has fantastic bell-shaped flowers in vivid shades of bluish-purple suspended on slender stems above oval-shaped leaves. This stunner appreciates areas of full sunlight or partial shade and is suitable for most types of soil as long as it is moist and has good drainage. Bellflower brings vitality to a range of planting locations including rock gardens and borders and it works well grown along steps and walls too. It also looks superb in containers and hanging baskets, breathing new life into any area.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.05
Spread [m]
  • 0.3
Dominant flower colour
  • Violet
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • basal cuttings
  • division
Growth habit
  • Spreading
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-7
Heat zone
  • H7-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -12
Heat days
  • 30 - 90
Moisture
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Extended flowering period
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
  • Roses & classics
Garden type
  • 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