• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Campanula 'Birch Hybrid'

Bellflower 'Birch Hybrid'

Bellflower 'Birch Hybrid'

© � RHS 2002

  • Other common names Bellflower 'Birch Hybrid'

  • Synonyms Campanula 'Birch Farm Hybrid'

  • Genus Campanula may be annuals, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, with bell or star-shaped, often blue, flowers in late spring or summer

  • Family Campanulaceae / Campanulaceae

  • Species 'Birch Hybrid' is a vigorous evergreen perennial with long trailing stems to 10cm in height, bearing rounded leaves and erect, bell-shaped, deep violet-blue flowers 2cm in length

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Trailing

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    Up to 10 cm

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Ideal for rock gardens or sunny borders. Will not tolerate wet winters

Propagation Propagate by seed or basal cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Ground Cover Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Rock Garden

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests May be damaged by slugs and snails

Diseases May be infected by a rust, powdery mildews and a leaf spot

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