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May Plant of the Month
Campanula punctata 'Silver Bells'
by Adrienne Roethling,
Director of Curation and Mission Delivery
Campanula, commonly known as bellflower, is a large group of mostly herbaceous perennials from the Mediterranean, African and Asian regions. Campanula punctata is one of 500 species with a rosette of leaves emerging in spring followed by 1-2’ tall spikes producing 2” long, bell shaped flowers.
‘Silver Bells’ spotted bellflower has a loose clumping to spreading habit with grey leaves and purple veins. Purple stems give rise to pale pink drooping, bell shaped flowers. Flowering begins in early May and will last for a few weeks. Place Campanula punctata ‘Silver Bells in sun to part sun in well-drained soils.
Join or renew your garden membership during the month of May and your name will be included in a drawing for a complimentary Campanula punctata ‘Silver Bells’.