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CAMPANULA glomerata var. acaulis

Image of Campanula glomerata var. acaulis

James H. Schutte

Family

Campanulaceae

Botanical Name

CAMPANULA glomerata var. acaulis

Plant Common Name

Clustered Bellflower, Dane's Blood

General Description

Clustered bellflower is a medium-sized, vigorously colonizing herbaceous perennial native to Europe and Asia. The dwarf form Campanula glomerata var. acaulis bears dense spikes of violet bell-shaped flowers in late spring and early summer above spreading clumps of large oval leaves.

This bellflower prefers full sun to part shade and well drained soil. It makes a nice if somewhat aggressive addition to mixed borders and meadow plantings, self-sowing where happy. Deadhead to encourage rebloom.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • 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

  • Height

    3"-6" / 7.6cm - 15.2cm (6)

  • Width

    15"-24" / 38.1cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Europe, Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Spreading

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Blue Violet

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single, Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Edging, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes