Bellflower

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

Very unusual but very pretty in appearance, the violet-blue flowers of campanula zoysii are bell-shaped but look as if the ends have been pinched together and it’s not hard to see how this plant derived its common name of the crimped bellflower. The leaves of the crimped bellflower are ovate to lance-shaped and their dark green colouring offsets the colour of the flowers beautifully. The crimped bellflower thrives in crevices within rock gardens and likes gritty, well-drained soils. It works well in a small garden design too, within a trough perhaps. and it loves the sun, though it will accommodate partial shade as well.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.05
Spread [m]
  • 0.1
Dominant flower colour
  • Blue
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • basal cuttings
  • division
Growth habit
  • Cushion-forming
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
  • 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