Bellflower 'Superba'

Campanula chamissonis 'Superba' | Also known as: Campanula 'Superba', Campanula dasyantha 'Superba' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

For some of the most magnificent garden plants you have to look down rather than around you but the sight of campanula chamissonis or the hairyflower bellflower will have you never wanting to raise your head again. Exceptionally beautiful lavender-blue flowers shaped like bells with delicate white hairs on them rise gracefully on short stems above lustrous, rich green foliage to create a breathtaking display. Hairyflower bellflower is happy in moist sandy soils with good drainage either in a partially shaded or sunny spot. It’s hard to find a plant more sensational than this one for a rock garden and if you’d like to bring the beauty even closer to home you can grow it in a container on your patio.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.05
Spread [m]
  • 0.2
Dominant flower colour
  • Blue
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
  • Compact
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-7
Heat zone
  • H7-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -12
Heat days
  • 0 - 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
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PLANTS Campanula chamissonis

For some of the most magnificent garden plants you have to look down rather than around you but the sight of campanula chamissonis or the hairyflower bellflower will have you never wanting to raise your head again. Exceptionally beautiful lavender-blue flowers shaped like bells with delicate white hairs on them rise gracefully on short stems above lustrous, rich green foliage to create a breathtaking display. Hairyflower bellflower is happy in moist sandy soils with good drainage either in a partially shaded or sunny spot. It’s hard to find a plant more sensational than this one for a rock garden and if you’d like to bring the beauty even closer to home you can grow it in a container on your patio.