Campanula carpatica 'Rapido Blue'

$7.99

Product Description

Adorable, compact mound, covered with violet-blue cups; perfect in rock, scree and wall gardens, a butterfly magnet; prefers consistent moisture, but not wet soil

Product Details

    Size: 11cm Pot

    Height:  8 inches

    Spacing:  12 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  3a

    Other Names:  Carpathian Harebell, Carpathian Bellflower

    Ornamental Features

    Rapido Blue Bellflower is bathed in stunning blue bell-shaped flowers with violet overtones and white centers at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer. Its round leaves remain emerald green in colour throughout the season.

    Landscape Attributes

    Rapido Blue Bellflower is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Rapido Blue Bellflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

    Planting & Growing

    Rapido Blue Bellflower will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

    This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. 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. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

    Rapido Blue Bellflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.