Obtained under this name from a European botanic garden, this non-running plant makes masses of long, thin stems bearing terminal bunches of flared blue bells. It has a sprawling habit finally making a low mound of curving stems bearing pointed, oval leaves.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Campanula bayerniana