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CAMPANULA cochlearifolia 'Blue Wonder'

Image of Campanula cochlearifolia 'Blue Wonder'

Jesse Saylor

Family

Campanulaceae

Botanical Name

CAMPANULA cochlearifolia 'Blue Wonder'

Plant Common Name

Bellflower, Blue Wonder Bellflower, Fairies' Thimbles

General Description

Fairies' thimbles is a dainty, dwarf, creeping herbaceous perennial native to the mountains of Europe. Its cultivar 'Blue Wonder' bears fully double, pale lavender-blue flowers in summer above tidy mounds of ear-shaped leaves.

'Blue Wonder' prefers sun to part shade and loamy, well-drained soil. It makes an excellent rock garden or crevice plant.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    2"-4" / 5.1cm - 10.2cm

  • Width

    8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Europe

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Light Blue, Lavender

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Edging, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No