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Campanula 'Pink Octopus' (Bellflower)

Bellflower 'Pink Octopus', 'Pink Octopus' Bellflower


A very unusual Bellflower, Campanula 'Pink Octopus' is a semi-evergreen, spreading perennial noted for its nodding, Japanese lantern buds opening in a striking, soft pink, octopus-like flower, with long and elegant spidery petals. Blooming from early to mid summer, the flowers are massed on upright stems, up to 50 per branch, above the deeply cut foliage. Vigorous and heat tolerant, this remarkable Bellflower is perfect for the front of sunny borders, containers or as a groundcover.

  • Grows up to 10-15 in. tall (25-37 cm) and 18 in. wide (45 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun or part shade, in average, medium, well-drained soils. Prefers part shade in warmer climates. Needs regular moisture!
  • Ideal for beds, borders, underplanting shrubs and roses, groundcover, cottage gardens and containers. Excellent as cut flowers
  • Easy to grow, virtually disease and pest free, this low care perennial is also deer resistant.
  • Cut back after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers.
  • Propagate by division in spring or autumn or take basal cuttings in winter

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Campanula - Bellflowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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* The above pictures are courtesy of Terra Nova® Nurseries, Inc. (www.terranovanurseries.com)

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.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Campanula - Bellflowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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