The Campanula produces masses ofstar-like flowers for many weeks. To prolong flowering, keep the plant at the cooler end of the temperature range. With its bushy, semi-trailing habit the Campanula is equally suited to a pot on a windowsill or to a hanging pot or basket. If displayed in a pot as a bushy subject, use a light framework ofsmall canes linked with string for support. Although the plant benefits from moderate sunlight, excessive exposure to the brightest sun will bleach and scorch the leaves and flowers.

Plant type : Flowering plant with semi-trailing habit
Season of interest : Summer
Size : 10-15cm (4—6in) tall with 15-30cm (6-12in) trails
Flower : Profuse, five-petalled, star-shaped, 2.5-4cm (1 —IJin), blue
Leaf : Heart-shaped, 2.5-3cm (1 -1}in), green
Temperature : 10-16°C (50-61°F)
Aspect/Light : Well-lit situation with occasional exposure to some sunlight
Humidity : High
Watering : Evenly moisten compost in spring and summer; provide a little less water in autumn and winter
Feeding : Once every two to three weeks with flowering plant fertilizer in spring and summer
Propagation : Divide plant or insert 5-7.5cm (2—3in) tip cuttings in seed and cutting compost at 18-20°C (65—68°F) in spring
Potting : Houseplant potting compost
Problems : Aphid, botrytis (grey mould fungus)
Availability : Commonly available in spring and early summer
Uses indoors : Good feature plant for cool, well-lit position on table or windowsill; also useful in hanging pot or basket
Other varieties : C.i 'Alba'-white flowers