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Campanula glomerata, Clustered Bellflower

£1.49

With its compact heads of violet, bell shaped flowers atop stiff upright stems clustered bellflower is a very striking if short grassland perennial.

A very ornamental plant, flowers from June to October.

Best sown in the autumn, or surface sow spring in a cold frame. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks at 18°c. Very easy. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

Prefers a moist but well-drained rich sandy loam and a neutral or alkaline soil in sun or partial shade. Succeeds in any well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

A very vigorous species and can be invasive, spreading by means of its creeping rootstock, when well suited to its site. The plants are self-fertile.

Source: Yorkshire.

Edible uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked. A mild flavour with a pleasant sweetness, it can be used as a major ingredient in salads.

Flowers - raw. Beautiful to look at, they have a pleasant sweetness and make a very attractive decoration to a salad.

https://practicalplants.org/wiki/Campanula_glomerata

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