Campanula persicifolia ‘Blue Bloomers’
Huge, violet-blue double bellflowers with an Edwardian blousy air to them. Wide open bells set double inside each other. 75-90cm flower stems above a nice carpet of deep green leaves. Campanula persicifolia ‘Blue Bloomers’ is an excellent cut flower. Enjoys Sun as well as Partial Shade and is Frost hardy.
Growing: Campanula persicifolia ‘Blue Bloomers’
– 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, even more so once established.
– Fragrance: –
– Frost: Hardy
– Growth: Herbaceous 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.