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CAMPANULA 'Sarastro'

Image of Campanula 'Sarastro'

Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

Family

Campanulaceae

Botanical Name

CAMPANULA 'Sarastro'

Plant Common Name

Bellflower, Sarastro Bellflower

General Description

The bellflower cultivar 'Sarastro' is a long-lived, slow-spreading rhizomatous perennial developed at Sarastro Nursery in Austria. Plants bear neat stems covered with pendulous bell-like flowers of royal purple that bloom from early summer to early fall. This bellflower is suited to sites with full sun to partial sun and moist but well drained soil. Unlike other campanulas, ‘Sarastro’ is moderately heat tolerant. This perennial makes a nice addition to containers or mixed borders.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 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

    18"-20" / 45.7cm - 50.8cm

  • Width

    24"-30" / 61.0cm - 76.2cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Purple, Blue Violet

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • 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

    Bedding Plant, Container, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Self-Sowing

    No