The highly desirable colour of these flowers makes them a stand out choice for the garden. Clustered Bellflower ‘Dahurica’ stands tall with strong stems of bright green, heart shaped leaves. The big flower clusters begin to bloom around November, just as the spring bulbs are finishing, bridging the gap into summer, as they continue well into December (dead heading will prolong the show).
As the flowers wane, cut the stems right back, add some fertiliser and water in and you should have a second flush in a few weeks. A cottage garden sweet heart, this plant is at home with perennials and works well with roses. It is also a nice companion for grasses, the Panicum ‘Blue Steel’ we have in this catalogue. You could also cut early and enjoy them in a vase!
Plant Clustered Bellflower ‘Dahurica’ in a sunny spot in moderately fertile to humus rich, well drained soil. Water in and keep moist during active growth – with moisture it will flower and thrive, and win a place in your heart forever, without it they won’t impress you much. It will slowly spread with rhizomes to form a decent clump that can then be shared. It is a good idea to protect young plants from slugs and snails who find them very tasty.
Campanulas are commonly known as Bellflowers. Campanula is Latin for little bell. Glomerata refers to the tightly clustered flowers.
Late spring to summer
Cool to Temperate
Full Sun to Semi Shade