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Campanula portenschlagiana

An invaluable ground cover, carpeting plant which spreads itself into cracks and joins in patios, terraces, walls and steps.
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200 seeds

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
perennial
Position
Ground Cover (Scattered)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - August (main flowering period but may flower sporadically from January)
Height
15cm (6in)
Group/Species
portenschlagiana (syn. Muralis)
Common name
Wall Bellflower
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
200 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in) - Trailing
Cultivation
Sow under cover in spring or autumn/winter. Press seed onto the surface of moist compost, may take up to 28 days for seeds to germinate. Once seedlings emerge, pot them on and move to a cooler location before planting out.

Description

An invaluable ground cover, carpeting plant which spreads itself into cracks and joins in patios, terraces, walls and steps.

To stud them with clear blue bell-shaped flowers all summer, and as it is an evergreen, with bright green leaves the rest of the year. Intersperse it with Erigeron karvinskianus which has a similar habit.

Care Tips

Deadhead to prolong flowering. Once established plants may be divided during spring or autumn. Dislikes winter wet. May need protection from slugs. Shear plant back if getting leggy.