Campanula 'Rapido Blue' Description
One of the newest in compact Campanulas with more flowers and tidier habit.
Campanulas provide a wealth of color and charm to the perennial border. The Rapido series is regarded as an improved form over the well-known Clips types, blooming up to 4 weeks early and demonstrating increased vigor in garden performance.
Rapido Blue forms a compact, low cushion mound of small triangular green leaves with wavy edges that grow 8 inches tall by 8 inches wide. The foliage stays pretty even when not in blooms.
By early summer upward facing 2" cup shaped "open bells' in a clear medium blue shade completely smother the foliage. Blooms continue thru late summer. It benefits from cutting back or deadheading to keep those beautiful blooms coming.
Rapido Blue is an ideal sun perennial groundcover. Tuck it in the front of the border, in front of shrubs, containers, rock garden or anywhere you might have a tight narrow space.
Enjoy a long bloom season with this deer and rabbit proof groundcover that is easy to grow!
Features: Blooms first year, Cold hardy, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Everblooming, Fast growing, Heat tolerant, Attracts hummingbirds, Long blooming, Moisture tolerant, Pest resistant, Rabbit resistant
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- Botanical name:
Campanula carpatica Rapido 'Blue'
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- Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Border, Containers, Edging, Erosion control, Foundation planting, Ground cover, Massing, Rock garden, Slopes, Specimen
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AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: None
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Soil: Prefers a rich, well drained soil. Will tolerate average soil, and clay if well drained. Prefers a neutral to slightly alkaline soil.
Lightt: Full sun to part shade - Afternoon shade will benefit the plant and the blooms in warmer regions.
Water: Average water needs. Prefers consistently moist but not wet soil.
Spacing: 9 -12 inches
Fertilizing: Can feed regularly with a balanced liquid fertilizer, or use a spring application of timed release fertilizer, such as "Osmocote".
Winterizing: Many perennials will grow new leaves around the base of the plant after flowering. These should be left on the plant in the fall as they are there to protect the crown. Clean off old foliage in early spring as new growth emerges.
Maintenance & pruning: Will continue blooming for weeks if spent blossoms are regularly removed. Plants should be divided every 2 to 4 years, in spring or fall. Summer mulch is important to keep the roots cool.
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