Campanula ‘Birch Hybrid’

Birch's bellflower

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  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

Outstanding Qualities

One of the most remarkable characteristics of Campanula ‘Birch Hybrid’ is its ability to steal the garden stage despite its modest size. From mid-spring through mid-summer, masses of lilac-blue flowers dance across a tiny backdrop of fresh green foliage. While people love this easy-to grow perennial, deer and rabbits do not, making this plant a reliable, long-blooming performer for critter-challenged landscapes. It has an attractive cottage-garden look when grown in a border or as a groundcover, and is equally charming tumbling out of rockeries and containers.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: 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 7

Flower Color: lavender

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

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: mid-spring to mid-summer flowers

Wildlife Associations: bees

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: orange, yellow

Great Color Partners: purple, pink, lavender, white

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.