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Campanula 'Burghaltii'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Grey/Silver and Pale Blue in Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

bellflower 'Burghaltii'

Family

Campanulaceae


Campanula may be annuals, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, with bell or star-shaped, often blue, flowers in late spring or summer

'Burghaltii' is a clump-forming perennial with ovate leaves and erect stems to 60cm in height, bearing nodding, narrowly bell-shaped, pale grey-mauve flowers up to 10cm in length

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing, West-facing or North-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Best grown in fertile, neutral to alkaline soil that is moist but well-drained; in partial shade or sun. No need to stake.

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam or Chalk

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or autumn or take basal cuttings in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Wildflower meadow, Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs or Cut Flowers


How to care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

May be damaged by slugs and snails

Diseases

May be infected by a rust, powdery mildews and a leaf spot