Campanula, Hybrid Bellflower 'Kent Belle'

Campanula

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Campanula (kam-PAN-yoo-luh) (Info)
Cultivar: Kent Belle

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Hamden, Connecticut

Plainfield, Illinois

Hebron, Kentucky

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Wayzata, Minnesota

Randolph, New Jersey

Utica, New York

Pembina, North Dakota

Coshocton, Ohio

Baker City, Oregon

Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Lexington, Virginia

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 12, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Showy and floriferous, this is one of the best bellflowers for the garden. Looks best on an elevation or hill to show off the hanging bells.

The flowering season can be very long, however faded flowers are conspicuously ugly and need regular deadheading to look good. If you cut the stems to the ground after the first flush, this generally sends up a second set for a fall flowering.

The flower stems generally need support here. 'Sarastro' is a little better in this respect.

'Kent Belle' is a hybrid between C. latifolia and C. takesimana, but it spreads slowly and isn't aggressive like the latter.

Positive

On Sep 24, 2010, busy_gardener from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

The flowers are a very pretty purple. If you cut the plants back after flowering, it will re-flower in the fall.

Neutral

On Jul 6, 2008, echoes from South of Winnipeg, MB (Zone 3a) wrote:

This plant benefits from some support to best show off the hanging blossoms. Increases steadily.

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