Campanula glomerata 'Superba'
An obvious choice for the cottage wall, though it is quite stately so would enhance a formal flower border equally well
- 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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