Campanula is an easy-going plant that flowers profusely with cheerful bell flowers. It’s a must-have for your garden! Here is another advantage: Campanula is a perennial, so you will be able to enjoy a sea of flowers year after year.
If you love having blue flowers in your garden, Campanula is the perfect plant for you. This perennial comes in gorgeous shades of blue: from light blue and soft lilac to an intense blue-purple. There are also beautiful white and soft-pink varieties. Choose your favourite colour, or combine different colours for a fresh, summery style.
From ground cover to tall upright plant
Campanula can be used in different areas in your garden. Tall varieties will look great in your border. Low-growing (creeping) varieties, such as blue Campanula poscharskyana, are suitable as ground cover. You could plant these at the front of the border, in a façade garden and around trees, for example. You can also grow them in pots or to cover a wall. The latter produces a delightful effect: when the plant starts to bloom, a blue sea of flowers will cascade over the edge.
Flowers for bees
Campanula is also known as bellflower. The name refers to the flower shape. The flower size varies considerably: from small dainty bells to large sturdy ones. Bees and bumblebees absolutely love these bellflowers. A real feast for the eyes!
Tips & facts!
- Campanula likes a sunny spot, but partial shade is also an option. The more sun, the more flowers!
- If you have planted the bell flowers in pots, make sure to water them regularly.
- You can also pick some flowers to put in a vase in the summertime. Combine Campanula with other summer picking flowers, such as yarrow (Achillea) and purple coneflower (Echinacea).