Campanula Tommasiniana – (Croation Bellflower)
A compact growing, neat, pretty, dwarf campanula which is ideal for rock gardens, at the front of the garden, or alpine troughs. It has delicate narrow blue flowers, and has a somewhat cascading habit.
This diminutive campanula is native to the mountains of Croatia and adjoining areas. It forms a small leafy, compact plant. The flowers are nodding and unusually narrow. They are bell shaped and blue in colour, and form on long elongated leafy stems. This plant has a cascading habit and so can be very pretty planted on the top of a wall or in a rock garden. It blooms from early to mid summer. It has been awarded a Royal Horticultural award of merit.
Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. One should cover the seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.
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