Dalmatian bellflower

Campanula portenschlagiana

Dalmatian bellflower - Campanula portenschlagiana

Common Name: Dalmatian bellflower
Genus: Campanula
Species: portenschlagiana

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Good for a rock garden

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.15 m (15 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Spreading mounds of deep purple funnel-shaped flowers appear in July and August with heart-shaped to kidney-shaped mid-green leaves that are retained all year. These low-growing Dalmatian bellflowers look wonderful cascading over a sunny well-drained rock garden or raised bed used as edging or tucked in between paving stones or a dry-stone wall. This campanula is very vigorous so it's best plant planted away from smaller less competitive plants.

  • Garden care: Protect the tender foliage from slug damage using environmentally friendly slug pellets or beer traps. During the growing season water freely.
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