This bellflower bears hundreds of purple blooms making a colourful cushion of flowers.
A specially selected variety of the Dalmatian Bellflower, which is native to the scenic Mediterranean coast of Croatia. Campanula GET MEE is has lovely shiny green leaves and abundant purple flowers. The colour of these flowers is difficult to describe in words, let alone a photograph - somehow a very pure mauve-purple that seems to shine from within. You'll just have to grow it yourself to see. Luckily this treasure is easy to grow - you can even put it out in the garden when it's finished flowering and it will thrive quite happily in the British climate. The only thing it really can't tolerate is over-watering so don't be too kind!
With its vibrant purple flowers, hardy nature and neat habit, this plant is super-useful.
Please note that the pot in the photograph is for illustrative purposes only and is not supplied with the plant.
Plant Type: Houseplant
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10).
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): H 20cm x W 20cm (Mature age: 1 Year)
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: No
RHS Perfect for Pollinators: No
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Soil Type: Acid, Alkaline, Loam, Chalky, Sandy
Soil Drainage: Well Drained
Light Exposure: Part Shade
Planting Style: Cottage Garden, Informal Garden, Flower Beds & Borders, Containers, Border Edging, Courtyard Garden, Urban Garden, Rock Garden
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Flowering (from - to): July - August
A forgiving houseplant, Campanula 'Get Mee' will tolerate a range of conditions. However it does best in a sunny to semi-shady spot that doesn't get too hot.
Water plants regularly but be sure not to over-water - the best way to do this is to check the compost with your finger - poke gently into the soil surface and if it feels dry then give the plant a drink.
Feed plants with a potash-rich liquid fertiliser (such as tomato food) in late spring and summer to encourage abundant flowering.
Pinch off the faded flowers to encourage a long-lasting display. Pruning is easy - if it gets too big, cut it right back in spring and it will re-grow from the base.
This is actually a hardy plant, so can be planted in the garden once it has finished flowering. It will make a lovely addition to rock gardens, crevice planting, pots or hanging baskets.