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Campanula 'Summertime Blues' (Bellflower 'Summertime Blues')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Campanula 'Summertime Blues'

Other names

Bellflower 'Summertime Blues'

Genus

Campanula Campanula

Variety or Cultivar

'Summertime Blues' _ 'Summertime Blues' is an upright, clump-forming, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial bearing ovate to lance-shaped, dark green leaves, and red-flushed stems bearing large, pendent, bell-shaped, violet-blue flowers from late spring to late summer.


Campanula 'Summertime Blues' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Violet, Blue in Spring; Violet, Blue in Summer

Foliage

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

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Snails , Slugs , Aphids Snails , Slugs , Aphids

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

Divide every 3-5 years to maintain vigour. Does not produce seed so will not spread aggressively.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


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Where to grow

Campanula 'Summertime Blues' (Bellflower 'Summertime Blues') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Wildlife

Cultivation

Best grown in fertile, neutral to alkaline, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. In hot summer climates, best with afternoon shade. Needs consistent moisture.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

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

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Campanula 'Summertime Blues'

Other names

Bellflower 'Summertime Blues'

Genus

Campanula Campanula

Variety or Cultivar

'Summertime Blues' _ 'Summertime Blues' is an upright, clump-forming, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial bearing ovate to lance-shaped, dark green leaves, and red-flushed stems bearing large, pendent, bell-shaped, violet-blue flowers from late spring to late summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Violet, Blue in Spring; Violet, Blue in Summer

Foliage

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


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Snails , Slugs , Aphids

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

Divide every 3-5 years to maintain vigour. Does not produce seed so will not spread aggressively.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Campanula 'Summertime Blues' (Bellflower 'Summertime Blues') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Wildlife

Cultivation

Best grown in fertile, neutral to alkaline, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. In hot summer climates, best with afternoon shade. Needs consistent moisture.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

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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