Bellflower

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

A dazzling beauty that thrives in rock garden conditions, campanula morettiana or the dolomite bellflower is stunning to behold peeking out from a rock crevice. The eye-catching and usually bluish-purple flowers are bell-shaped and complemented by dark green, hairy foliage. Sometimes the flowers may be white or pink but these are rare. The dolomite bellflower does best grown in tufa though it will grow in moist and gritty loam soil too and should be situated in a sunny or partially shaded area. In addition to planting dolomite bellflower in a rock garden you can also grow it in a container for an amazing patio feature.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.05
Spread [m]
  • 0.1
Dominant flower colour
  • Blue
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • basal cuttings
  • division
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
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • 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