Campanula glomerata 'Superba'

clustered bellflower

2 litre pot
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£7.99 Buy
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An obvious choice for the cottage wall, though it is quite stately so would enhance a formal flower border equally well

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Dense heads of large, rich purple, bell-shaped flowers appear from June to August and on tall stems with rosettes of oval, mid-green leaves. This beautiful bellflower is perfect for a sunny, cottage-style or herbaceous border and is equally happy in partial shade.

  • Garden care: Avoid planting out seedlings until all threat of frost has passed. During the growing season water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each month. Cut back after flowering both to prevent self-seeding and to encourage a second flush of flowers.


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cranesbill

Glorious violet-purple flowers

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Astilbe 'Bressingham Beauty' (× arendsii)

false goatsbeard

Feathery plumes of pink flowers

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Gorgeous double pink blooms

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