Campanula is a diverse genus with varying attributes, but most are noted for their flowers, which can be tubular, bell, star, cup or saucer shaped. Flower color varies widely. Plants range from low mat-forming species to dwarf perennials and herbaceous species.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsMost species offer long flowering displays from late spring to late summer. Wide range of flower color and forms.
CareRefer to individual species entry; varies widely among species.
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 perennials in spring.
ProblemsSlugs, snails, vine weevils, spider mites, and aphids. Powdery mildew, rust, Spetoria and Ramularia leaf spot, and Southern blight.