With large lavender flowers that hang in groups, Campanula Barbara Valentine is a relatively new release however we think one of the better bellflowers.
The flowers themselves are 4 – 5 cm long with a good shape. A close up look reveals slight ribs and tiny hairs that will gather a little dew in the morning and glisten in the sun.
Well suited to growing in a cottage garden, in the general garden border or in very light shade beneath deciduous trees.
This is a versatile Campanula, and being of a medium size, fits in with many planting schemes.
Campanula Barbara Valentine Care
A humus rich fertile soils best.
- Dig in some well rotted manure and compost before planting.
- Water in well with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
- Mulch around the plant to help maintain a cool root run.
- Water during long dry spells through summer.
- Prune back as the foliage begins to die back in autumn.
- Plant Type – Perennial
- Position – Full sun to afternoon shade.
- Best in morning sun, light afternoon shade in most areas.
- Soil – Humus rich, moist and well drained.
- Height – Will reach 30 to 40 cm
- Spread – 35 cm. Campanula Barbara Valentine will slowly spread to form a clump.
- Flowering period – Late summer to early autumn.
- Foliage – Good mid green.
- Container growing – We believe its suited if you wish.
Available for sale at most good nurseries.