PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).

Campanula persicifolia, Ex. blue
Blue bellflower
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period June-August
Height 18-36in/0.5-1m
Light preference Full sun/Part shade
Soil preference Any, but light, well-drained preferred
Sowing time/depth March-May, barely cover
A typical cottage garden plant, this campanula, with its papery, nodding pale-blue bells on tall, straight stems above low-growing foliage, is perfect for the middle of the border and is particularly effective if planted en masse. A good cut flower. Since these are open-pollinated plants, some variation may occur in colour produced from the seeds on offer, but they were collected from blue plants only. A little-known fact is that the leaves of all campanulas are edible!

NOTE: Plants, when offered, are self-seeded, potted on into modules, and could be either mid-blue, pale-blue or white. Sizes will be variable, but all will soon establish.

Sowing and/or growing instructions
Sow thinly on the surface in a small pot, January-March, pressing lightly into the compost. Place pot in propagator or plastic bag, and do not exclude light as this is required for germination, which should take 14-28 days. Aim to maintain a temperature of 68F. Prick out seedlings as soon as they are large enough to handle, growing on in 3in pots. Harden off before planting out when risk of frost is past.
Plant
1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot) £3.75

Seed
1 packet £1.95

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