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Campanula glomerata (Clustered bellflower)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Campanula glomerata

Other names

Clustered bellflower

Genus

Campanula Campanula

Species

C. glomerata - C. glomerata is a fast-growing, clump-forming perennial with erect stems bearing dark green leaves, and dense racemes of deep violet-blue, bell-shaped flowers throughout the summer.


Campanula glomerata is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Rabbits , Slugs , Snails Rabbits , Slugs , Snails

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering to prevent self-seeding and to encourage a second flush of flowers.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


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Where to grow

Campanula glomerata (Clustered bellflower) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Underplanting, Low Maintenance, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, neutral to alkaline soil that is moist but well-drained in partial shade or sun. Flower colours are best preserved in the shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Campanula glomerata

Other names

Clustered bellflower

Genus

Campanula Campanula

Species

C. glomerata - C. glomerata is a fast-growing, clump-forming perennial with erect stems bearing dark green leaves, and dense racemes of deep violet-blue, bell-shaped flowers throughout the summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Rabbits , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering to prevent self-seeding and to encourage a second flush of flowers.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Campanula glomerata (Clustered bellflower) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Underplanting, Low Maintenance, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, neutral to alkaline soil that is moist but well-drained in partial shade or sun. Flower colours are best preserved in the shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

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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Campanula glomerata

When grown in the garden without competition from grasses, this short perennial can become a quite stunning plant with its clusters of deep purple bells. Grow it in a sunny position such as a flower… read more

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