Campanula, Bellflower 'Pink Octopus'


Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Campanula (kam-PAN-yoo-luh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink Octopus
Additional cultivar information:(PP18885)
Hybridized by Egger
Registered or introduced: 2006




Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


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


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer




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:


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


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

North Auburn, California

Denver, Colorado

Marietta, Georgia

Twin Falls, Idaho (2 reports)

Des Plaines, Illinois

Greenville, Indiana

Fallston, Maryland

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Chicopee, Massachusetts

Leeds, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

East Tawas, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota (2 reports)

Columbus, Ohio

Walterville, Oregon

Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Greenville, South Carolina

Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Jacksonville, Texas

Leesburg, Virginia

Port Townsend, Washington

Middleton, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 20, 2015, Jay11 from Cambridge, MA wrote:

I obtained small plants from a local garden club plant sale. No blooms first spring, but after one year to settle in, I now have many flowers and the plant spreads readily as new small plants pop up nearby the parent. The flowers last about a month in my garden and are a welcome addition to the landscape. I have moved some of the offspring to other areas of my garden with good results. It is only about 10" tall and so it provides a nice front of the boarder plant where flowers meet lawn. No problem if some gets mowed because it pops up again.


On Mar 27, 2013, elsie76 from North Auburn, CA wrote:

Grows fine in Auburn Ca Zone7-8 ish-(we are hot and dry most of the summer, it got watered one to 2x a week) grew in all light-haven't tried it in full sun yet, but didn't flower in constant shade.


On Aug 26, 2009, buzyizzy from Minneapolis, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

very easy plant to grow and maintain. i dug up several new growths of it and placed them in various sites (sun, part-shade, front yard and back yard) to see how it would thrive. it has thrived brilliantly in every spot i put them in. it grows rapidly and blooms profusely!!


On Apr 13, 2009, hekdek from Columbus, OH wrote:

quite interesting bloom. aggressive but seems to be easily controlled (plants are easily pulled out and shared or composted). I bought a small 5" pot and the first season the plant was 18" across.blooms all summer here in Columbus Ohio