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Cornish Bellflower

Campanula alliariifolia

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Plant Profile

Flowering Months:
Campanulaceae (Bellflower)
Life Cycle:
Maximum Size:
60 centimetres tall
Cliffs, scrub, wasteland, woodland.

White, 5 petals
The white, tubular, pendulous flowers appear in spikes. Flowers measure up to 2cm long. The petals are pointed.
The fruit is a many-seeded capsule. The seeds are minute.
A clump-forming perennial with heart-shaped, softly hairy basal leaves, up to 3 inches long. The leaves are also greyish-green and toothed. Most likely to be found in Cornwall and Somerset.
Other Names:
Garlic Bellflower, Ivory Bells, Lily-leaved Bellflower.
Frequency (UK):

Other Information


Campanula alliariifolia, also known as garlic bellflower or lily-leaved bellflower, is a species of flowering plant in the family Campanulaceae. It is native to Europe and is commonly found growing in grasslands, meadows, and along roadsides. The plant has slender stems with small, green leaves and clusters of small, blue flowers. It is a popular garden plant and is known for its attractive flowers and ability to tolerate a range of growing conditions. There is not much information available about the potential medicinal use of Campanula alliariifolia.


Cornish Bellflower: A Beautiful Addition to Your Garden

The Cornish Bellflower, also known as Campanula alliariifolia, is a beautiful and hardy flowering plant native to the Mediterranean region. With its delicate, bell-shaped flowers that come in shades of blue, purple, or white, this plant is a popular choice for gardens and landscapes all over the world.

One of the key advantages of the Cornish Bellflower is its ease of care. This plant is low-maintenance and does not require much attention once established. It grows well in a variety of soil types and can tolerate both partial shade and full sun. In addition, it is drought-tolerant and can withstand dry spells with ease.

Another great feature of the Cornish Bellflower is its ability to attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. These beneficial insects are drawn to the sweet nectar and bright colors of the flowers, making the plant a valuable addition to any wildlife garden.

The plant is also deer resistant, so if you live in an area where deer are a problem, the Cornish Bellflower is a great choice for your garden. It grows to a height of about 30 cm, making it an excellent choice for rock gardens, borders, or as an edging plant.

In terms of planting, the Cornish Bellflower is easy to propagate through seed or cuttings. It can also be divided every few years to help keep it healthy and encourage new growth. When planting, be sure to space the plants about 30 cm apart to give them room to grow and spread.

The Cornish Bellflower has a long blooming season, from late spring to early fall. This means you can enjoy its delicate blooms for several months each year. The flowers also make great cut flowers, so you can bring their beauty indoors to enjoy as well.

In conclusion, the Cornish Bellflower is a must-have for any garden enthusiast. With its beautiful blooms, ease of care, and resistance to pests and diseases, it is a great choice for anyone looking to add a touch of beauty to their landscape.