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    Sarastro Bellflower

    Campanula punctata 'Sarastro'

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    Sarastro Bellflower (Campanula punctata 'Sarastro') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Sarastro Bellflower flowers

    Sarastro Bellflower flowers

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    Height:  24 inches

    Spread:  24 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  3b

    Other Names:  Spotted Bellflower

    Ornamental Features

    Sarastro Bellflower features bold nodding purple bell-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its serrated heart-shaped leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Sarastro 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 is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Spreading

    Sarastro Bellflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • General Garden Use
    • Container Planting

    Planting & Growing

    Sarastro Bellflower will grow to be about 24 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 does best in full sun to partial shade. 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 is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. 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.

    Sarastro Bellflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

    At Dutch Growers, we treat this plant as a "HOBBY PLANT". It is not officially recognized as winter-hardy in our zone 3, however, there is a strong liklihood that it will survive winter. Warranty expires on Nov. 1 season of purchase.

     
     
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