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Plum Wine Bellflower*

Campanula punctata 'Plum Wine'

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Plum Wine Bellflower (Campanula punctata 'Plum Wine') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Plum Wine Bellflower flowers

Plum Wine Bellflower flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  15 inches

Spread:  15 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Spotted Bellflower

Ornamental Features

Plum Wine Bellflower features unusual nodding pink bell-shaped flowers with plum purple calyces at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. Its attractive serrated heart-shaped leaves are green in color with curious burgundy undersides and tinges of plum purple. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous brick red in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Plum Wine Bellflower is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading

Plum Wine Bellflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Plum Wine Bellflower will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Plum Wine Bellflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color 
Ornamental Features