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!
Hardiness – zone 3 – 8
Height – 20 inches
Bloom time – early summer
Light requirements – Full sun to part sun