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Campanula persicifoliaBlue Bloomers

Bellflower

Large blue bell shaped flowers

Clumps of narrow green leaves are a handsome foil for the slender stems of large blue flowers in summer that resemble inflated bells.

Where?

Ideal drifted among other plants near the front of a mixed border where it will flower all summer and attract bees and other pollinators. Lovely for a cottage garden.

How?

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

The peach-leaved bellflower is native to alpine regions of Europe, found in woodland margins, rocky banks and alpine meadows.

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
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 50 cm - 75 cm
Plant width 25 cm - 30 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 65 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
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 Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From May to September