2 years to reach maturity
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Long-Flowered Harebell Overview
Campanula punctata is a rhizomatous, semi-evergreen, perennial which varies in flower colour and growth habit. Also known by the names Long-Flowered Harebell, Spotted Bellflower and Chinese Rampion. It produces large, bell-shaped blooms on arching stems and these may be white or purple-red in colour. Inner petal surfaces are covered in red spots and foliage is heart-shaped and delicately toothed. Campanula punctata is an attractive low-maintenance plant that can be planted in borders, wildflower meadows and is useful for groundcover in informal gardens.
Common problems with Long-Flowered Harebell
How to harvest Long-Flowered Harebell
Deadheading the plants regularly will encourage more blooms to develop. Keep the seed heads in paper bags until ready to sow.
How to propagate Long-Flowered Harebell
Division best done in spring or autumn.
Sow seed directly into the garden in late spring or early summer with only a thin layer of soil covering them. Keep moist, and thin out or replant once the seedlings become large enough.
Basal cuttings in spring.
This species spreads easily through underground rhizomes.
Special features of Long-Flowered Harebell
Attracts useful insects
Good plants for attracting bees and other pollinating insect wildlife into your garden.
Other uses of Long-Flowered Harebell
Rock garden. borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.