RING OF BELLS
Large waxy bells in shades of plum, raspberry, pink & white really catch the eye with this mix of all different Campanula punctata colours.
Each large, blowsy bell is adorned with creamy edges & dark spots.
There are no shrinking violets amongst these bold girls. They really know know to put on a show over spring, and summer.
The tall stems of big waxy bels make superb and long lasting of cut flowers.
And they are farmed commercially for the florist trade as well as making tough and rewarding garden flowers.
The foliage makes a dense, low carpet year-round.
Then the flower spires tower some 75cm. above on clean stems, just perfect for cutting or leaving to chime in the garden.
Plant in Full Sun to Part Shade.
Campanula punctata is a tough survivor.
It is robustly frost hardy, and will make a go of it in a wide range of soils including clay.
If given too rich a position in can even become a little bit too much of a good thing. So don’t overfeed and plant it where you don’t mind it making a bit of a carpet.
Hardy and easy perennial clump, with little work or maintenance involved.
Harvest the flower stems regularly, or once a round of flowering has finished, shear off the spent flower stems right back to the socks.
Otherwise Campanula punctata is undemanding and very rewarding.
75cm H x 60cm W approx.
SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Scatter in garden in spring or autumn / or sow in punnets indoors at any time.
Indoors: Scatter on surface of good quality potting mix. Press gently, but don’t cover with mix. Light is needed for seed germination.
Keep moist. 18-20C is best for rapid germination.
Seedlings emerge in approx. 14-28 days.
SEED COUNT: 500 seeds per pack approx.