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Campanula 'Kent Belle' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Blue and Purple in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer

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 'Kent Belle'

Family

Campanulaceae


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

'Kent Belle' is an erect herbaceous perennial with heart-shaped basal leaves and smaller stem-leaves, and loose clusters of deep violet, narrowly bell-shaped flowers 5cm long in summer

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in any fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or part-shade. After flowering cut back to the base to encourage a second flowering

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Alkaline, Acid or Neutral
  • Sand, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs


How to care

Pruning

Clear foliage in autumn

Pests

Slugs and snails are sometimes problematic

Diseases

Rust diseases can be a serious problem