Ringsabell Indigo Blue Bellflower
Campanula 'Ringsabell Indigo Blue'
Ringsabell Indigo Blue Bellflower flowers
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Height: 16 inches
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Dainty spikes of large deep blue-indigo bells nodding above attractive deep green leaves; a great accent for the garden and breathtaking in masses
Ringsabell Indigo Blue Bellflower features unusual nodding indigo bell-shaped flowers with blue overtones at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid summer. Its attractive serrated heart-shaped leaves are dark green in color. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous brick red in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Ringsabell Indigo Blue Bellflower is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Ringsabell Indigo Blue Bellflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Ringsabell Indigo Blue Bellflower will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Ringsabell Indigo Blue Bellflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.