Campanula portenschlagiana ‘Resholdt's Variety’

Dalmatian bellflower

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Outstanding Qualities

With vibrant violet-blue blooms, this selection has a slightly richer flower color than the typical species and is also less vigorous in its growth. The beautiful flowers are produced over a long period of time from late spring well into summer and the foliage becomes a dense evergreen mat that is useful for filling crevices in a rockery or spilling over the edge of a container. Its spreading habit makes it ideal to weave around shrubs in the garden. The root system is not very competitive and will not overrun shallow rooted plants.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: compact perennial

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 0 ft. 6 in. (0.15 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8

Flower Color: lavender

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to open shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: late spring to midsummer flowers

Wildlife Associations: bees

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: orange, yellow, white, cream

Great Color Partners: pink, rose, violet

Culture Notes
This evergreen perennial grows well in full sun to light or open shade. It prefers a rich moist or well-drained soil. Provide regular watering during the summer. After flowering, gently shear off the old flower stalks and up to one-third of the plant to keep it looking its best throughout the growing season.