Campanula garganica Blue Diamond description
Blue star shaped flowers in late spring and early summer.
It makes a neat dome of foliage, but after flowering it does need a trim to tidy it up.
It is just about evergreen through the winter.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, or by a path, alpine bed, rockery, by a patio or in pots.
It is easy in most soils, including heavy or clay soils.
Common name: Blue Diamond Bellflower.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade or shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a gap at the front of a flower bed.
Can it be used for planting amongst paving?
Yes, it doesn’t mind being trodden on sometimes.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates chalky soil and clay soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony. Also dry shade.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim after flowering.
Size of plant:
Height 15 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.
Buy alpines and rockery plants for your container, raised bed, rockery, patio’s and borders.