2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Great Bellflower 'Hidcote Amethyst' Overview
Campanula latiloba 'Hidcote Amethyst' is a hardy, clump-forming bellflower whose purple flowers appear in mid to late summer. They are large, open cup to star-shaped and coloured light purple-lilac. This deciduous perennial has upright stems covered in narrow, pointed leaves. Leaves vary across the plant height, lower down foliage is arranged in a rosette of wider leaves.
Common problems with Great Bellflower 'Hidcote Amethyst'
Can be attacked by slugs and snails. It can also suffer from rust, powdery mildew and leaf spot.
How to harvest Great Bellflower 'Hidcote Amethyst'
Generally not harvested but flowers can be taken & included in floral arrangements.
How to propagate Great Bellflower 'Hidcote Amethyst'
Divide in spring or autumn.
Take basal cuttings in spring
Special features of Great Bellflower 'Hidcote Amethyst'
Attracts useful insects
Good plants for attracting bees and other pollinating insect wildlife into your garden.
Other uses of Great Bellflower 'Hidcote Amethyst'
This plant suits flower borders and underplanting of roses & shrubs. Its also included in wildflower plantings.