Bellflower

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

It takes hard work and dedication to create a top garden design but you can begin the training by introducing campanula piperi, which is commonly known as olympic bellflower to your outdoor space. The leaves of this plant are spoon-shaped and toothed, while the flowers resemble open bells and usually come in shades of blue, though white flowers exist as well. Growing this plant en masse in a rock garden will create a champion display. A sunny position within moderately fertile, moist and well-drained soil will make olympic bellflower a happy contender for the prettiest plant in your garden.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.05
Spread [m]
  • 0.15
Dominant flower colour
  • Blue
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
  • Rosette
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z7-8
Heat zone
  • H8-7
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -18 - -7
Heat days
  • 60 - 120
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