Bellflower

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

Campanula collina, which is commonly known as sage-leaved bellflower proves that it doesn’t have to be a struggle to enjoy pretty plants in your garden. With violet-blue, bell-shaped flowers suspended on slender, upright stems above ovate, toothed foliage, this plant is exceptionally pretty and also easy to grow. Sage-leaved bellflower appreciates average fertile soils that are moist and well-drained. It will grow in sunny spots as well as partial shade and is brilliant for creating bright, bold borders. If you want some colour for your patio grow this plant in a large container or alternatively allow the sumptuous flowers to reign supreme in a regal rock garden.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.3
Spread [m]
  • 0
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
  • Creeping
  • Upright
Environment
Acidity
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-9
Heat zone
  • H9-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -1
Heat days
  • 30 - 150
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
  • 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