Lovely fresh blue bell shaped flowers in summer
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 in a shady border or in the wildflower garden and it is trouble-free in most soils, including heavy or clay soils.
Buy wildflowers with confidence because this is a very easy plant.
Also known as Campanula rotundifolia
Common name: Cuckoo’s Shoe, Witch Bells, Old Man’s Bell, or the Bluebell of Scotland.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade or shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will cover a gap in 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 40 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.
Purchase wildflowers from our online mail order plant nursery.