Clustered Bellflower ~ Campanula Glomerata

June 20, 2011

It’s a mystery.   For years I’ve tried to grow this clustered bell flower for cutting, and regardless of where I moved it or what care I showered upon it, as far as a cut flower – it was a failure for me.  Then a few summers ago as I was strolling through a friends garden, I halted in amazement as I stood before an enormous bunch of purple clustered bell flowers.  The funny thing was, she didn’t even know what they were, just ‘some plant’ she got as a gift from her kids.  I begged a few starts from her, and this summer they are just as stunning in my own cut flower gardens.  A few years ago I wouldn’t have recommended this plant, but as the photos show, you can grow some stunning clustered bell flower for cutting – some as large as the palm of your hand!

Growing information:

Hardiness – zone 3 – 8

Height – 20 inches

Bloom time – early summer

Light requirements – Full sun to part sun

2 Responses to “Clustered Bellflower ~ Campanula Glomerata”

  1. teresa Says:

    Welcome back to blogging! These flowers are lovely! Do you think there was something hardier about your friend’s plants? Sometimes we rookies just get lucky, I guess! Keep sharing your pictures!

    • 33barefootlane Says:

      Hi Teresa,
      I don’t know what to think except that the original plants I had were an inferior type, though they were purchased from a nursery. Perhaps all this wet and cool weather (except for the two 100 degree days) has helped them thrive also.

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