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Campanula glomerata ‘Caroline’
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Clustered Bellflower

Campanula glomerata Caroline

Campanula

Bellflower

The definitive bellflower, Campanulas melt your heart as they ring in the summer. The genus includes nearly 300 species, from dainty miniatures to stalwart uprights; we can’t resist using them in almost every garden design. Campanulas prefer filtered sun inland, full sun on the coast.

Campanula glomerata ‘Caroline’ full sun  partial shade

Featured in lovely rounded heads, showy pastel-hued flowers surmount stocky upright stems loosely attired with small sessile leaves. Each long lasting cluster houses up to 15 small blooms, described by deep mauve tips, aged pale blushed petals and newer more saturated amethyst pink ones for a distinctive two-toned effect. Large long-petioled foliage–hairy, toothed, and ovate-shaped– form a verdant slowly spreading basal clump that relishes even moisture and exhibits more heat tolerance than most glomerata species. Rarely offered and easily cultivated, ‘Caroline’ can be associated with pink blooming Persicaria ‘Dimity’.

Blooms June–August.

Size: 12"–18" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 3.

Campanula glomerata ‘Caroline’ (P-1796)
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