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Rampion Bellflower in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Campanula rapunculus

 

Rampion Bellflower

This introduced ornamental wild flower bears panicles of blue or white, funnel shaped flowers in mid-summer. It is grown both for its adible white, crisp roots from mid-autumn through winter and its salad leaves which can be used like spinach.

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plant Features
  • Rampion Bellflower likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Rampion Bellflower likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Rampion Bellflower is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Rampion Bellflower likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Rampion Bellflower

Latin name

Campanula rapunculus

type

Hardy Perennial

family

Campanulaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Rampion Bellflower likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Rampion Bellflower is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Rampion Bellflower likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Rampion Bellflower likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Rampion Bellflower is 0.90meters x 0.60meters 0.90 M 0.60 M

Campanula rapunculus

This introduced ornamental wild flower bears panicles of blue or white, funnel shaped flowers in mid-summer. It is grown both for its adible white, crisp roots from mid-autumn through winter and its salad leaves which can be used like spinach.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant bellflowers in full sunlight and cut back tall plants or move large structures that create shaded conditions around them. Lay a 2 to 3 inch layer of organic mulch, such as straw or pine needles, to the soil surrounding the campanula and some into the planting hole beneath the root ball; do not press it directly against the plant's stem. Campanula plants grow well without mulch, but it helps soil retain water and deters weeds.

 

Propagation by seed

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Campanula can grow from seed or from rhizomes. The tiny seeds should go in prepared soil in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Make sure to keep seedlings moderately moist when caring for bellflowers. To plant rhizomes, sever them from the parent plant at a root node and bury the roots in the soil.

 

Flowering

From Early Summer TO Early Autumn

Bellflowers will bloom heaviest in early to mid-summer but can delight you with flowers all the way into Autumn in some areas.

 
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