Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tussock Bellfower 'Blue Uniform': Featured Plant of The Day

Campanula carpatica 'Blue Uniform'
    Tussock Bellfower,  Carpathian Bellflower,  Carpathian Harebell

Type    Perennial
Hardy range    4A to 8B
Height    6" to 9" / 15cm to 23cm
Spread    10" to 12" / 25cm to 30cm
Growth rate    Fast
Form    Spreading or horizontal
Exposure    Partial shade or partial sun to full sun

Bloom Color    Blue
Bloom Time    Summer

The flowers are showy and suitable for cut flowers.

This plant will grow in moist soil.
Suitable soil is well-drained/loamy or sandy.
The pH preference is a neutral to slightly alkaline (6.8 to 7.7) soil.

Leaf Color    Green

This plant has attractive foliage.

Culture Notes
Campanula will not do well in dry or wet soils or if humidity is high.  As long as there is adequate drainage, this herbaceous plant will easily spread to show off its numerous bell-shaped flowers.  It's a good idea to remove spent flower heads for continuous blooming.