Campanula portenschlagiana

Campanula portenschlagiana

Bellflower

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Campanula portenschlagiana
  • Common name: Bellflower
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 15cm

Spread: 50cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Hardy, vigorous and persistent, Campanula portenschlagiana is an alpine campanula, easily grown in rock gardens, on walls, in front of borders or even in continers. It forms a generous, dense mat of small ivy-like leaves which become hidden beneath the mass of small purple bells in summer.

For best results grow Campanula portenschlagiana in well-draind soil in full sun. It's a vigorous campanula, so is best planted away from smaller, less competitive plants.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Divide
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Take cuttings
Take cuttings
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Prune
Prune
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Collect seed
Collect seed
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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