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Campanula Iridescent Bells Iribella

Bellflower

Long flowering

A lovely little plant for the front of a border, forming a dense mat of bright green leaves with lots of silvery-lilac bellflowers that open from purple buds throughout the summer.

Where?

Happiest in a sunny spot. Use in a bed, border or patio container. Perfectly suited to a cottage garden style and makes long flowering groundcover.

How?

Easy to grow in a well-drained soil. Add some coarse grit to the planting hole if your soil is heavy and likely to stay wet in winter.

This new selection is very popular with bees and was bred for its long and free flowering habit, hardiness and weather resistance.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available May - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - November
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 30 cm - 60 cm
Plant width 25 cm - 30 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 45 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Gravel garden, City garden, Courtyard garden, Banks and slopes, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From May to September