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Campanula - what to do with it ?

Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 759

I bought this white campanula this year.  Will it get bigger and bushier than this ? Will it just take time and get bigger each year.  Sorry I dont have much experience with campanula like this.



Any advice on how best to deal with this plant ? Thank you. 


  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,237
    It's a beauty. Yes it should come back bigger and better each year, until you have quite a clump of it. When it's a decent sized clump you can divide the plant to create a group or plant elsewhere if you want.
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,862

    This looks like a Campanula glomerata var. alba (White Clustered Bellflower). It will certainly grow wider over the years. I have 2 specimens in my garden, planted approx. 5 years ago, which have just finished flowering this season. Each spot is about 60 x 60 cm. Here is a photo.



    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,379

    Wowimage Wonderfulimage Its gone on my wish listimage

  • Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 759

    Oh wow, that picture from Papi Jo has certainly given me hope ! Correct id as well being Campanula glomerata var alba.  Thank you.

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,862


    Glad this pic of my C. glomerata var. alba gave you hope. It would have been better to plant it in groups of 3 specimens for more immediate effect in your border. However, you'll have to be patient. And if your specimen does grow and develop you'll be able to divide and replant to occupy a larger space of your ground.

    Do remember to regularly deadhead the stems immediately after they have flowered. In flower in May-June. Then you have the green carpet of green leaves until it disappears for the Winter season.

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 759

    thanks for the tip re dead heading, will get out there and check shortly.

    planting in 3's is best, sometimes it just boils down to budget unfortunately.  I will just have to have patience and divide when it gets bigger. thank you for advice. image

  • Fluffy CloudFluffy Cloud Posts: 200

    That's a beauty. On my wish list too.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,134

    And watch out for slugs in spring - they just love the new, juicy,  soft shoots image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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