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Campanula portenschlagiana

Dalmation bellflower

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Campanula portenschlagiana

Plant details

For all gardens, large or small, this is an indispensable alpine Campanula. Hardy, vigorous and persistent, it is easily grown on the rockery, on walls, in front of borders or even in pots. It forms generous, dense mats of small ivy-like leaves which become hidden beneath the mass of small purple bells in summer.

Family: Campanulaceae

Genus: Campanula

Species: portenschlagiana

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 15cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

Flowering period: July to August


Reader reviews

BizzieB

Easy to grow, intense colour, flowers from early May through to September in my garden (if good weather prevails). Divides easily. I have it in pots with Hardy Geraniums, as edging in drier places and small clumps between flagstones.
An excellent companion to all other plants.


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