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Creeping Bellflower

Campanula cochleariifolia

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Creeping Bellflower (Campanula cochleariifolia) at Lakeshore Garden Centres

Campanula cochleariifolia flowers

Campanula cochleariifolia flowers

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Plant Height: 3 inches

Flower Height: 4 inches

Spread: 12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: 2a

Other Names: Fairy Thimble, Spiral Bellflower

Ornamental Features:

Creeping Bellflower is smothered in stunning powder blue bell-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. It's small serrated round leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes:

Creeping Bellflower is a dense herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This perennial will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading

Creeping Bellflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • Container Planting

Plant Characteristics:

Creeping Bellflower will grow to be only 3 inches tall at maturity extending to 4 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This perennial does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This plant can be propagated by division.

This species is not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing Rock Edging Garden Container
Flowers Texture
Ornamental Features