Campanula tommasiniana – (Croation Bellflower)

$4.00

A compact growing, neat, pretty, dwarf campanula which is ideal for rock gardens, at the front of the garden, or alpine troughs. It has delicate narrow blue  flowers, and has a somewhat  cascading habit.

Description

This diminutive campanula is native to the mountains of Croatia and adjoining areas.  It forms a small leafy,  compact plant.  The flowers are nodding and unusually narrow. They are bell shaped and blue in colour, and form on long elongated leafy stems. This plant has a cascading habit  and so can be very pretty planted on the top of a wall or in a rock garden.  It blooms from early to mid summer. It has been awarded a Royal Horticultural award of merit.

 

Sowing advice

Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. One should  cover the seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Croation Bellflower

Family

Campanulaceae

Maximum Height

10 cm

Number of seeds in packet

30