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Campanula Campanula saxifraga

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Campanula:

Previously known as:

  • Campanula bellidifolia subsp. saxifraga
Phonetic Spelling
kam-PAN-yoo-luh saks-if-FRAG-uh
Description

Bellflower is a compact herbaceous ornamental groundcover or subshrub in the Campanulaceae, or Bellflower family.  It is native to the Caucasus region and therefore requires soils with excellent drainage.   It has trailing stems, and reaches a height of about 4"-6".   It has showy fairly large blue-purple flowers and leaves that can remain evergreen in certain environments.  Plant it in the full sun to partial shade in moist soils.  It makes an excellent addition to a rock or crevice garden and looks attractive trailing over a garden wall.  It also naturalizes easily and can be used as a groundcover.  Plants handle transplanting well.  To propagate this plant stratify the seeds with cold by sowing them in the winter.   Root cuttings are also an effective method of propagation.  The Latin name campana means "bell".

See this plant in the following landscape:
Rock and Crevice Garden
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#small spaces#purple flowers#blue flowers#low maintenance#herbaceous perennials#rock gardens#courtyard#subshrub#naturalized area#late spring flowers#border front#early summer flowers#garden walls#crevice garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#small spaces#purple flowers#blue flowers#low maintenance#herbaceous perennials#rock gardens#courtyard#subshrub#naturalized area#late spring flowers#border front#early summer flowers#garden walls#crevice garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Campanula
    Species:
    saxifraga
    Family:
    Campanulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Root Cutting
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Turkey, Iran
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 3 in. - 0 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Creeping
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Solitary
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Cup
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Single blue purple bell to cup-shaped flowers with white centers rise above the mound on a reddish stem. Flowers have 5 petals, open in the late spring to early summer and are large for the size of the plant.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Rosulate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Medium green slightly hairy toothed leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Rock Wall
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds