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Campanula garganica 'W.H. Paine'

Adriatic bellflower

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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photo by Howard Rice, copyright GAP Photos (151524)

Plant details

Campanula garganica is lovely spreading perennial with small, kidney-shaped leaves and masses of spikes of star-shaped blooms in summer. 'W.H. Paine' is a choice variety with deep blue flowers that is ideal for a rockery or plant in a gravel path. It has been given an Award of Garden Merit (AGM), which is for plants of outstanding excellence.

Family: Campanulaceae

Genus: Campanula

Species: garganica

Cultivar: W.H. Paine

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 5cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

Reader reviews

Lorraine Turner

Planted mine in May, still green healthy foliage but no flowers yet, even though its end of June! Hope they flower soon?

Queen of the May

This is one of my favourites... also the white one of same family The Star of Bethlehem...(don't know its "other" name)...does anyone out there know it please..? thanks..

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