Bellflower

Campanula sarmatica | Also known as: Campanula | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

If you want a plant that is bursting with visual appeal, campanula sarmatica or Georgian bellflower is that plant. Everything about this bellflower is eye-catching, from the crinkly-edged, lance-shaped leaves to the gorgeous lavender-blue, bell-shaped flowers that hang gracefully from the upright stems. The Georgian bellflower appreciates a fertile sandy soil that is moist and well-drained. It loves the sun but will grow in partially shaded areas too and is a grand specimen for a rock or alpine garden. It’s also a great way to elevate your edging and can be grown in a container too, making it ideal for small courtyard gardens.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.5
Spread [m]
  • 0.4
Dominant flower colour
  • Blue
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
Foliage in spring
  • Grey or silver
Foliage in summer
  • Grey or silver
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • basal cuttings
  • division
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-8
Heat zone
  • H8-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -7
Heat days
  • 30 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Extended flowering period
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Show-offs
  • Roses & classics
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Cottage garden
  • Wildlife gardens
Garden spaces
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years