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Great Campanulas for Your Garden Borders

Bellflowers, Canterbury Bells, Harenbells, Cups and Saucers


Campanula is a massive genus including more than 300 species of mostly perennials, but also some annuals and biennials. Some are stately, tall garden plants which are excellent choices for borders or cutting. Others are mat-forming or creeping and are perfect for edging or in rock gardens.

Classic border favorites for their gorgeous blue flowers, Campanulas are charming with their masses of showy, cup-shaped blossoms that nod like graceful bells above the foliage. Their stately spikes on upright stems create terrific vertical accents in the garden and eye-catching backdrops.

They attract hummingbirds but resist deer browsing. The long-stemmed species are decorative as cut flowers.

Easy and accommodating, Campanulas enjoy sunny or partly shaded sites with well-drained soils. If sited properly, they require little if any maintenance.

Below is a list of wonderful species and cultivars for your garden borders. 

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 - 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Campanula - Bellflowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Maintenance Low
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 - 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Campanula - Bellflowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Maintenance Low
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Compare All Campanula - Bellflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Campanula - Bellflowers Guides with Campanula - Bellflowers

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