Bellflower

Campanula betulifolia | Also known as: Campanula, Campanula betulaefolia, Campanula denticulata, Campanula pilosa, Campanula dasyantha | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Though it lies close to the ground, it’s hard to overlook campanula betulifolia, commonly known as birch-leaved bellflower. From the lustrous, ovate and toothed leaves, which are a beautiful dark green colour, to the contrasting white bell-shaped flowers, which may be tinged with pale pink, this is a stunning specimen that adds glitz to a garden. Birch-leaved bellflower likes moist and gritty soils with good drainage and will grow in sunny or partially shaded parts of the garden. A dazzling ornamental choice for a coastal or rock garden, this glamorous plant also looks charming lounging gracefully over the side of a container.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.08
Spread [m]
  • 0.2
Dominant flower colour
  • White
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
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-8
Heat zone
  • H8-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -7
Heat days
  • 30 - 120
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