Spotted Bellflower
Campanula punctata 'Plum Wine'

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Campanula (kam-PAN-yoo-luh) (Info)
Species: punctata (punk-TAH-tah) (Info)
Cultivar: Plum Wine

Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lula, Georgia

Fallston, Maryland

Severn, Maryland

Hopkins, Minnesota

Ballston Spa, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Garland, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Nov 4, 2010, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

For some reason I haven't been able to decide on the perfect spot for this plant, so I keep moving it. In spit of that, it takes hold and grows and blooms every year. I rated it as neutral because I suspect this plant could spread more than you might want, although I haven't yet had that problem. The stems and undersides of the leaves have a nice burgundy color that is very attractive with the pale pink of the flowers.

Positive

On Apr 15, 2008, net4tmi from Severn, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

I planted this plant 2 autumns ago and I didn't realize it would spread as it does and so it makes an excellent ground cover.