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Campanula cochlearifolia 'Elizabeth Oliver' (Fairy thimbles 'Elizabeth Oliver')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Campanula cochlearifolia 'Elizabeth Oliver'

Other names

Fairy thimbles 'Elizabeth Oliver', Bellflower 'Elizabeth Oliver', Campanula cochlearifolia 'Elisabeth Oliver'

Genus

Campanula Campanula

Variety or Cultivar

'Elizabeth Oliver' _ 'Elizabeth Oliver' is a compact, mat-forming, herbaceous perennial with rosettes of oval to rounded, toothed, dark green leaves and short, wiry stems bearing nodding, bell-shaped, double, pale lavender to pale blue flowers in summer.


Campanula cochlearifolia 'Elizabeth Oliver' is: Deciduous

Habit

Mat Forming, Erect flower stem, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-blue, Lavender in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering to maintain a compact shape and to encourage a second flush of flowers.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Campanula cochlearifolia 'Elizabeth Oliver' (Fairy thimbles 'Elizabeth Oliver') will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises, Underplanting, Rock, Ground Cover, Gravel, Garden edging, Cottage/Informal, Containers, City

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Does not tolerate wet winter conditions or dry soil. Well-suited for rock gardens, sunny walls or banks, and sunny borders.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Campanula cochlearifolia 'Elizabeth Oliver'

Other names

Fairy thimbles 'Elizabeth Oliver', Bellflower 'Elizabeth Oliver', Campanula cochlearifolia 'Elisabeth Oliver'

Genus

Campanula Campanula

Variety or Cultivar

'Elizabeth Oliver' _ 'Elizabeth Oliver' is a compact, mat-forming, herbaceous perennial with rosettes of oval to rounded, toothed, dark green leaves and short, wiry stems bearing nodding, bell-shaped, double, pale lavender to pale blue flowers in summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Mat Forming, Erect flower stem, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-blue, Lavender in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering to maintain a compact shape and to encourage a second flush of flowers.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Campanula cochlearifolia 'Elizabeth Oliver' (Fairy thimbles 'Elizabeth Oliver') will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises, Underplanting, Rock, Ground Cover, Gravel, Garden edging, Cottage/Informal, Containers, City

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Does not tolerate wet winter conditions or dry soil. Well-suited for rock gardens, sunny walls or banks, and sunny borders.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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