Campanula persicifolia 'Blue Bell' is a charming upright perennial, producing a summer display of slender, stems adorned with outward facing, bell-shaped blooms in a rich shade of blue. Campanulas are a well-loved addition to cottage garden borders, forming an evergreen rosette of foliage at the base of the plant. A superb choice for filling gaps at the front of perennial borders.
Height and Spread: approx. 50-100cm high and 40-50cm spread.
Common name: bellflowers
Position in the garden: full sun or partial shade
Soil type: fertile, moist, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil
Flowering period: June and July
Hardiness: fully hardy, evergreen/semi evergreen perennial
Goes well with:
Flowers - Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue’ (Globe thistle)
Grasses - Stipa gigantea (golden oats)
Care of Campanula Persicifolia Alba
Deadhead regularly to encourage repeat blooms, protect foliage tender foliage from slugs. Flowers are tall so will benefit from staking with bamboo canes or brushwood to prevent falling over. Mulch around the base of the plant with well rotted compost in spring.
Open, bell shaped flowers are attractive and provide easy access for bees and other pollinating insects.