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CAMPANULA punctata 'Cherry Bells'

Image of Campanula punctata f. rubriflora 'Cherry Bells'

Gerald L. Klingaman

Family

Campanulaceae

Botanical Name

CAMPANULA punctata f. rubriflora 'Cherry Bells'

Plant Common Name

Cherry Bells Bellflower, Red Spotted Bellflower

General Description

Best known for its impressive dark rose-red, bell-shaped blooms, 'Cherry Bells' is a clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial with medium green, lance-shaped leaves and dark rose stems. In late spring to summer it puts forth many large, drooping, bell-shaped flowers of dark rose-red. These have hairy interiors and are attractive to bees.

Spotted bellflower needs full to partial sun and fertile garden loam with average drainage. It makes a pretty addition to perennial borders and requires division every two to three years.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    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

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm (24)

  • Width

    24"-30" / 61.0cm - 76.2cm (24)

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer

  • Native To

    Russia/Siberia, China, Japan, Korea

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red, Rose

  • Fruit Color

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Edging, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes