Bellflower

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

The distinct purple flowers of campanula excisa or incised bellflower are eye-catching in any garden design thanks to their shape, which resembles a bell with cut-away sides. Incised bellflower does well in moist and fertile soil that has good drainage and it appreciates a sunny spot. This plant offers a very pretty means of enticing birds, butterflies and bees into your outdoor space and it brings incredible colour and shape to a rock garden. However, it will also grow in a container, enabling you to position it within a courtyard garden or on a deck.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.1
Spread [m]
  • 0.2
Dominant flower colour
  • Varies
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
  • Creeping
  • Mat-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 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