Bellflower

Campanula arvatica | Also known as: Campanula, Campanula acutangula | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

You could easily daydream the day away entranced by the sight of campanula arvatica growing en masse in a garden. The delightful oval-shaped and lobed green leaves form a carpet of contrasting colour beneath the sensational star-shaped, blue-violet flowers that are supported on slender stems. Choose an area that receives full sunlight or partial shade and grow this plant in a well-drained sandy soil. This incredible bellflower blows the competition out of the water when it comes to taking the prime spot in a rock or alpine garden and its incredible flowers are also handy for attracting bees and butterflies.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.08 - 0.1
Spread [m]
  • 0.2
Dominant flower colour
  • Violet
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
  • Mat-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-9
Heat zone
  • H9-6
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - -1
Heat days
  • 45 - 150
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
  • Show-offs
  • Roses & classics
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • 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