Campanula portenschlagiana

6 × 9cm pots £35.94 £17.97
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9cm pot £5.99
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Buy Campanula portenschlagiana dalmatian bellflower: Vigorous and low-growing

This perennial is semi-evergreen so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring.


  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, fertile soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July and August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Spreading mounds of deep purple, funnel-shaped flowers appear in July and August with heart-shaped to kidney-shaped, mid-green leaves that are retained all year. These low-growing Dalmatian bellflowers look wonderful cascading over a sunny, well-drained, rock garden or raised bed, used as edging or tucked in between paving stones or a dry-stone wall. This campanula is very vigorous, so it's best planted away from smaller, less competitive plants.

  • Garden care: Protect the tender foliage from slug damage using environmentally friendly slug pellets or beer traps. During the growing season water freely.

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Eventual height & spread

Notes on Campanula portenschlagiana

"Large mats studded with small bells in Cadbury-milk foil blue in July and August with small ivy-like leaves - good tumbling down a bank or wall given regular savage trims"

Bought 9 April, in flower when delivered, still flowering

5

Planted in south facing border in light clay soil with alyssum and violas, looks very nice, growing and spreading.

Glasstealight

London

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5

This settled in very quickly and is spreading well a very pretty little plant Ideal as a geound cover

Busy Bee

Norfolk

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Pretty but late starter

3

Slow to get established but is now flourishing after the second year.

J9

Mid Sussex

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Purple Haze

5

In a very large planter, to act as 'ground cover'. Perfect.

Mary-Mary

Leeds

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I would recommend this product

5

this looked very pretty in my cottage garden

canned

north wales

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small but delightful

5

Drain pots and lawn edges

suzy

liverpool

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An excellent ground cover plant

5

This plant gives repeat flowering and gives colour to the border

Daisy doe

Oxfordshire

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A reliable gap filler

5

Colourful, hardy and reliable. We have several of these great quality plants around the garden and they always do well each year.

Island gardener

Isle of Wight

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Pretty edging

5

I planted these in a difficulteam area, very little soil between steps and a raised bed. They are thriving and have filled an ugly gap effectively

Angie

Hampshire

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Lovely in borders and window boxes

4

Great in a first floor window box. Still in flower in December and has been for most of the year

DrSarah

London

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How many 9cm pots of dalmatian bellflower needed to cover an ground area of 1 sqare metre ?

dogwood5

Hello, These plants have an eventual spread of around 50cm, so you could plant around 5 per square metre - or more if you want more immediate impact.

Helen

Would this work in shady position as low maintenance ground cover or do you suggest something else?

Shirl

Hello, This will be fine, provided the shade is not too heavy, but it is quite heavy shade, then the following might be better options... Bergenias http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.bergenia/sort.0/ Luzula http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.luzula/sort.0/vid.160/ Convallarias http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.convallaria/sort.0/ Vinca http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.vinca/sort.0/

Helen

When to plant how to plant area covered by one pot, please

Bri

Hello, As a general rule plants that are grown in containers can be planted at any time of year as long as the soil isn't frozen solid. The best times are in the autumn when the soil is still warm enough to encourage root growth but the plant isn't in active growth, or the spring before the temperatures start to rise. You can also plant in midsummer as long as you make sure the plants are kept well watered. As for what area it will cover, this does spread to around 50cm.

helen

When is the best time to plant the border on a budget? We are intrested in purchasing the plants suggested on 'money's tight' pre-planned border. Can you suggest when it is best to plant these plants?

sarah keeling

As a rule hardy plants grown in containers (such as the majority of the ones we sell), can be planted at any time of year as long as the soil isn't frozen solid. The best times to plant however are in the autumn when the soil is still warm enough to encourage root growth but the plant isn't in active growth, or in spring before the temperatures start to rise. You can also plant in mid summer as long as you make sure the plants are kept well watered.

Crocus

Lawn conundrum We have a small (good) lawn which is bordered on 3 sides by a low brick wall. Growing out of some holes in the wall are about a dozen Campanula portenschlagiana. They trail downwards but are trimmed back to between 4 and 8 inches above the grass. Under each and every Campanula the grass has died! What's up?

Raphael Altman

It just sounds as if there is less light and moisture reaching those areas of lawn beneath the Campanulas. The only way to deal with this is to make sure that the lawn is kept well watered beneath these plants and to make sure they don't get too big.

Crocus

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