Bellflower

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

Dull, unloved areas of the garden can become prime features in your garden design with the introduction of campanula saxatilis. A superb bellflower with green, spoon-shaped foliage and sensational purple bell-shaped blooms, this plant knows how to deliver a knock-out punch of colour that will daze visitors with its dazzling appearance. Grow this bellflower in gritty, fertile soil that has good drainage and situate it in a partially shaded or sunny spot. The spreading nature of this plant is perfect for rock gardens or for growing in a trough where it can dangle over the sides.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.08
Spread [m]
  • 0.2
Dominant flower colour
  • Blue
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • basal cuttings
  • division
Growth habit
  • Rosette
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z7-9
Heat zone
  • H9-7
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -18 - -1
Heat days
  • 60 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Extended flowering period
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • 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