Forum home Plants

Ground cover campanula


I Have just been given a small pot of campanula, blue flowered ground cover plants.  They are in full bloom and very healthy looking!  Is it OK to plant them out in border now or should I wait until spring.



  • There are many varieties of campanula and several are sold at this time of year as indoor plants.  I guess the answer is, if they've come from a garden they'll be OK. but if they're an indoor pot plant best to wait until the weather is warmer.  Mine in the garden are definitely not in flower and won't be so for a month or two.

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699

    I agree with gardenning granny's comments. I just want to add that ground cover Campanulas are not suitable for heavy clay soils. If you have this type of soil, you need to incorporate a lot of grit and loosen compacted areas around the side and base before planting in. They resent excess dampness around their base. They like moist soils but not wet on the surface of soils. You can add some gravel over the top to help them along when they're first planted out.

  • Many thanks.  They came from a supermarket although they were outside.  I think I will wait until planting conditions are more favourable.  They can stay in the greenhouse until then!

  • Mark56Mark56 Posts: 1,653

    They will be Campanula portenschlagiana (have a google), as Granny says sold as in door plants at this time of year. They do hate wet, damp heavy soils so I tend to grow them in pots with lots of added grit. 

    Last edited: 03 February 2018 20:49:38

Sign In or Register to comment.