Common Name: Clustered Bellflower Campanula G.Genti Blue

Height: 15.0-16.0 Inches

Spread: 15.0-16.0 Inches

Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8

Flower Color: Blue shades

Foliage Color: Green shades

Sunlight: Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun) or Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements: Average Water Needs

Soil Quality: Average Soil Quality or Fertile Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0) or Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0) or Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)

Bloomtime: Late Spring or Early Summer

Attracts Wings: Attracts Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly

Critter Resistant: Deer Resistant

Growth Rate: Medium

Garden Style: Patio Container, Cottage, Eclectic

Other Features: Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Mass Planting

Origin: Not Native to North America

 

This new Campanula boasts a compact habit and beautiful, violet blue flowers. The size of the plant makes it perfect for containers or the front of the border. The clustered, bell-shaped flowers bloom profusely atop the dark green foliage for a long period of time, beginning in late spring. Clustered Bellflower has been a longtime favorite of cottage gardens, attracting butterflies and resisting deer.

 

Gardening Tips:

A member of GROUP 1:
This group of Campanula grows best in fertile soil with a neutral to alkaline pH. Lime can be added to the soil to obtain these conditions. Keep the soil moist but make sure it is well-drained.

Members of this group will grow in either full sun or partial shade, though some shade is recommended in areas with very hot summers. The delicate flower colors are best preserved with some shade. Taller varieties may require staking.

Cutting the plants back hard after flowering will keep them more compact and will help to prevent self-seeding. This action may also result in a second flush of blooms.