Campanula latiloba ‘Cloverhill Gold’
This elegant, groundcover campanula, bellflower forms a tidy mound of deep green evergreen rosettes that hugs the ground. Stiff, flowering stems, rise midsummer, displaying a multitude of ridged, vivid blue buds. Campanula latiloba ‘Cloverhill Gold’ is useful for edging the front of a bed, planting as a carpet under roses to stop Black Spot splash, or mass planting to carpet out weeds in sun or ½ shade. Because they stay fresh and green all year including winter, they are excellent weed suppressing carpets.
Growing: Campanula latiloba ‘Cloverhill Gold’
– Height with flowers: 45cm approx.
– Width: 60cm approx.
– Position: Full Sun as well as Partial Shade.
– Soil: Best in slightly alkaline, fertile but well-drained soil. However they will tolerate a range of soil conditions especially once established.
– Fragrance: –
– Frost: Hardy
– Growth: Evergreen Perennial
– Attracts: Bees, birds and also other beneficial pollinators.
– Care: Easy and low maintenance. Apply a slow release fertilizer in early Spring for best growth and flowering. Additionally just a tidy up of old growth and blooms. Cutting back hard after the first flush of flowers are spent, may force campanula into a second period of bud and flower production.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Not first choice for these pests but if there isn’t anything else to eat they may have a bite.
– Origin: The species is native to the North Temperate Zone of Eurasia, extending from Britain to Japan. It is also present through most of Europe, except the extreme North, and has also naturalized in North America.