Campanula takesimana 'Elizabeth'

Campanula takesimana ‘Elizabeth’

Bellflower

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Campanula takesimana 'Elizabeth'
  • Common name: Bellflower
  • Family: Campanulaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous

Campanulas are loved for their bell-like, usually blue flowers and long flowering season. Traditionally used in cottage garden schemes, campanulas look particularly lovely when grown under shrub roses. Campanula flowers are extremely attractive to bees and other pollinators.

Advertisement

Campanula takesimana ‘Elizabeth’ is unusual for having large red-tinged blooms. It forms a neat, compact mound from which the flowers dangle prolifically from mid- to late-summer. These last longest when grown in light shade between shrubs or taller perennials, but plants need to be near the front of a border or they tend to get lost among more vigorous flowers. It looks good grown under old-fashioned roses, in a cottage garden planting scheme or a large rock feature where the unusual blooms can stand out.

Advertisement

For best results, grow Campanula takesimana ‘Elizabeth’ in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Stake taller growing plants, or pinch out the growing tips to reduce their height.

How to grow Campanula 'Elizabeth'

  • Plant size

    70cm height

    70cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, south facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Campanula 'Elizabeth' and wildlife

Campanula 'Elizabeth' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Campanula 'Elizabeth' poisonous?

Campanula 'Elizabeth' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People