Bellflower

Campanula punctata | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

The campanula punctata gets a bit of stick… which is lucky, as it needs the support whilst growing.

Campanula punctata is a wonderful member of the bellflower family that has pink or red blooms that hang penduously from its bright green foliage. It flowers during the whole of the summer and can cope with being planted in virtually any sunny or partially shaded location. Depending on the type you choose, it might need support whilst growing, but apart from this is simple to grow and requires little on-going care to thrive. A popular choice in cut flower arrangements, or looks superb in an informal garden location.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.3
Spread [m]
  • 0.4
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • basal cuttings
  • division
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
  • Rosette
Environment
Acidity
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-8
Heat zone
  • H8-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -7
Heat days
  • 0 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • 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