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Campanula ‘Acaulis’

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Great for wildlife
June - August
50cm x 100cm
Partial Shade, Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Fully Hardy

Campanula ‘Acaulis’ joins our range for its RHS Plants for Pollinators award, ensuring it attracts beneficial insects to your garden. This compact perennial pairs beautifully with companions like Lavender and Echinacea, creating a vibrant and pollinator-friendly landscape. Its bell-shaped flowers add a pop of purple charm to borders and rock gardens, while its low-growing habit makes it perfect for edging.

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Campanula Acaulis, affectionately known as the dwarf bellflower, earns its place in our range with its charming rich purple blooms and its proven pollinator appeal, recognised by the prestigious RHS Plants for Pollinators award. Its cup-shaped, purple flowers bring delightful colour to any garden, while its hardiness and low-spreading habit make it ideal for ground cover or edging. We selected this perennial for its ease of growth and adaptability, thriving in various conditions from full sun to partial shade. Its ability to attract beneficial pollinators adds ecological value to gardens, enriching biodiversity. Whether as a colorful accent in a mixed perennial border or a charming focal point in a pot, Campanula Acaulis promises both aesthetic pleasure and environmental benefit, embodying the ethos of our range – beauty with purpose. This perennial plant is easy to grow and will thrive in a wide range of conditions, making it an ideal choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. Its compact size means it can be grown in pots or planted directly in the ground and its low maintenance needs make it an excellent choice for those who want to enjoy the beauty of flowers without a lot of fuss.

Planting Conditions

Campanula 'Acaulis', also known as the dwarf bellflower, is a hardy plant that prefers to be grown in moist, well-draining soil. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and can be planted in garden beds, rock gardens, or in containers. To promote healthy growth, it is recommended to add organic matter to the soil, such as compost or well-rotted manure, prior to planting. This will help to improve soil structure and fertility, as well as provide necessary nutrients for the plant. Campanula Acaulis can be planted in the spring or autumn, but it is best to avoid planting during periods of extreme heat or cold. With the proper planting conditions, this plant can thrive and produce an abundance of bell-shaped blooms in the summer months.

Watering & Feeding

Water regularly during the growing season, keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged. Campanula Acaulis does not require frequent fertilisation but a general-purpose balanced fertiliser can be applied once a year in early Spring. Avoid fertilising late in the season as it may encourage new growth that will not have enough time to harden before Winter. Over-fertilising can also result in excessive foliage and fewer flowers.

General Care

To ensure healthy growth, it is important to keep Campanula acaulis well-weeded and free from debris. Deadheading spent flowers regularly can promote further blooming and prevent the plant from wasting energy on seed production. It is also recommended to cut back the plant's foliage after flowering to encourage a flush of new growth. While Campanula 'Acaulis' is generally low-maintenance, it is susceptible to some diseases such as rust and fungal infections, so it is important to practice good hygiene and avoid overcrowding the plants. Overall, with proper care, Campanula acaulis can be a charming addition to any garden.