Campanula pusilla description
Dangling pastel blue flowers in summer.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
Good for the front of a border, Cottage Garden, alpine bed, rockery, by a patio or in pots.
It is easy in most soils, including heavy or clay soils.
Also known as Campanula cochlearifolia
Common name: Bellflower or Fairies Thimbles.
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 border.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil and chalky soil. Tolerates clay soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
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.
Trimming off old flower stems will probably push it into flowering again.
Size of plant:
Height 10 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.
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