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Fairies’ thimbles

Campanula cochleariifolia

Campanula cochleariifolia 'Miranda'

Diminutive (to 2 inches tall) spikes bear lavender-blue nodding flowers that sway in the breeze.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsAggressive-invasive running rootstalk. Great planted among spring flowering bulbs for a second wave of interest. Grows well among rock walls.

CarePlant in full sun or partial shade and moist, well-drained soil.

PropagationSow seed in containers in a cold frame in spring. Alpine species should be sown in an open frame. Divide in spring or autumn. Take basal cuttings of  in spring.

ProblemsSlugs, snails, vine weevils, spider mites, and aphids. Powdery mildew, rust, Septoria and Ramularia leaf spot, and Southern blight.

  • Genus : Campanula
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Plant Height : Under 6 inches
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