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Campanula pyramidalis

Chimney bellflower

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Blue

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Dave Zubraski, copyright GAP Photos (50489)

Plant details

This is a superb and beautiful species forming a large basal cluster of leaves from which arise numerous pyramidal, leafy spikes carrying countless pale blue, saucer-shaped flowers in summer. Each bloom can be 2.5cm (1in) or more across and the effect of a plant in full flower is unforgettable. Although it may last for a few years in the garden, it's best treated as a biennial, raising new plants from seed each year.

Family: Campanulaceae

Genus: Campanula

Species: pyramidalis

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 300cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May


Reader reviews

mdw84

excellent plant, performs every year and has done for the past ten. It has become huge now though. Perfect for the back of a bed, also grows in part sun equally as good as full sun


Liz Kruthoffer

I planted this from seed 3 years ago and because I had no space they spent a year in pots where they did very little. Planted out last summer in a border with full sun and it has just come into flower this year(early August) It looks great is a really bight blue self supporting spires about 1 1/2 - 2 metres tall.


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