Clustered Bellflower (Campanula Glomerata)
It is a colourful plant that does particularly well on chalkland soil. The flowers which are purple have a richness and intensity to them. Even when grown in the garden without competition of grass it can look spectacular.
In a wild garden or meadow it is definitely a chalkland or light soil plant. Clustered Bellflower (Campanula Glomerata) will not cope with rich or heavy soils or strong vegetation. It can grow in a meadow, ideally it wants to be in a place where the grass grows particularly thinly. On poorer soil it will not grow so tall but will still look attractive. It will grow well along side plants such as Cowslip, Birdsfoot trefoil and Musk Mallow
Flowering season: June to August
Height: Grows to 10 to 30 centimetres
Cultivations It is a perennial plant. From seed it is best grown in trays and then planted out as small plants. If sown in the autumn it would germinate in the early spring. Need full sun and will not cope with shade.
The best option is to buy Clustered Bellflower ( Campanula Glomerata) as plug plants.