The Deep Blue Clips Bellflower, otherwise known as the Campanula Carpatica ‘Deep Blue Clips’ or Clustered Bellflower ‘Caroline’, Bellflower ‘Caroline’, Danesblood ‘Caroline’, is a rather well known perennial plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its low maintenance and fast growth, this perennial will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
This is why all the topics you need to know in order to achieve this will be covered in this Deep Blue Clips Bellflower Care Guide. Ready? Let’s go!
In order to take proper care of your Deep Blue Clips Bellflower you’ll need to keep in mind the following guidelines:
- Water: The Deep Blue Clips Bellflower grows best with regular watering to keep the soil moist during the dry season. Reduce watering once the plant is established.
- Light: Keep your Campanula Carpatica ‘Deep Blue Clips’ in an environment where it can receive partial to full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the Deep Blue Clips Bellflower in soil with moist but well-draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
And as with many other plants, these are the only three care factors you need to remember to make sure your Deep Blue Clips Bellflower is, for the most part, healthy and well to survive.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the Deep Blue Clips Bellflower belongs to the Campanulaceae family, the genus Campanula and the species Glomerata, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Campanula Carpatica ‘Deep Blue Clips’ (kam-PAN-yoo-luh kar-PAT-ih-kuh).
As with other Campanula’s, the Deep Blue Clips Bellflower is a herbaceous plant, which means it will die back to the ground every year.
The Deep Blue Clips Bellflower is a plant native to the Europe and temperate Asia.
Knowing your plant’s native region is very useful, as it can give you tips on which environment is best for your Deep Blue Clips Bellflower. If you keep it in mind, you can try to replicate these conditions at home, and you’ll likely end with a healthier plant.
With this in mind, the Campanula Carpatica ‘Deep Blue Clips’ will be most used to the heat zones in the 1 – 8 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a and the ideal climate zone is between 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the Deep Blue Clips Bellflower is a relatively fast grower, which makes things tricky for any plant enthusiast.
But, what size of Deep Blue Clips Bellflower are we talking about? What can you expect in terms of height, spread and spacing? Let’s dig in…
The Campanula Carpatica ‘Deep Blue Clips’ can grow up to 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) in 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) and 1′ – 3′ (30cm – 90cm) in 1′ – 3′ (30cm – 90cm).
These dimensions make the Deep Blue Clips Bellflower a relatively medium perennial compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.
Also, expect it to grow in a wonderful spreading shape, which is something worthwhile to remember when making your garden landscape plans.
This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 24″ – 36″ (60cm – 90cm) free so the Deep Blue Clips Bellflower can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the Deep Blue Clips Bellflower is a fairly complicated plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a not so straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Campanula Carpatica ‘Deep Blue Clips’ grows best with regular watering to keep the soil moist during the dry season. Reduce watering once the plant is established.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Deep Blue Clips Bellflower in soil with moist but well-draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage, and moist properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times.
But, if you want a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to watering your Deep Blue Clips Bellflower then you should consider the famous ‘finger’ test. To perform this test, you just need to put your finger in your plant’s soil and determine if it’s moist or not. If it is, then don’t water; if it isn’t, then please do. In any case, this test will allow you to know if your Deep Blue Clips Bellflower needs or does not need water, every time.
As mentioned earlier, the Deep Blue Clips Bellflower prefers to have soil with good drainage, and moist properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
This is why most experts agree that the Deep Blue Clips Bellflower requires soil with loam (silt), and sand, which will give you the right conditions it needs.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably neutral to alkaline soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the Deep Blue Clips Bellflower requires partial to full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this perennial will do well as long as you keep it in partial to full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Campanula Carpatica ‘Deep Blue Clips’ in little to partial shade (only 2-6 hours of direct sunlight a day), to full and direct sun (more 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).
Being a herbaceous plant, the Deep Blue Clips Bellflower will die back to the ground every year.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the spring (late), and during the summer (early).
You can expect your Deep Blue Clips Bellflower to flower around the summer months from July to September (summer).
In particular, this perennial is well known for its long bloom season, flowers for cutting and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The Deep Blue Clips Bellflower produces some beautiful blue, or purple/lavender, blue and white flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the Deep Blue Clips Bellflower have a beautiful green color during most of the year.
In particular, they have a simple arrangement with a alternate organization in its leaves.
You can expect the leaves from your Campanula Carpatica ‘Deep Blue Clips’ to be around (3-6 inches) in size.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The Deep Blue Clips Bellflower is well known for being able to attract hummingbirds and butterflies, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.
Additionally, it has a special tolerance for animals like rabbit and deer, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Campanula Carpatica ‘Deep Blue Clips’ will be fine.
Does your Deep Blue Clips Bellflower have any garden recommendations? Does it serve any gardening purposes? Here’s how you can get the most out of your new plant.
Most Campanula Carpatica ‘Deep Blue Clips’ owners agree that this perennial will look great in most cottage and rustic gardens of all types.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of informal and cottage, and in prairie and meadow styles.
In particular, the Deep Blue Clips Bellflower’s best location within your garden is in patio and containers, beds and borders, and in underplanting roses and shrubs, others use it for landscaping in a ground cover, very wet areas, border, firescaping/fire wise, rock garden, poolside, cutting garden, container, or a woodland garden.
Deep Blue Clips Bellflower’s do well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Geranium, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.
Others consider that a nice Geum will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!
And we’ve come to an end. Fortunately, that’s everything you need to know about your Deep Blue Clips Bellflower to keep it safe and sound in your garden or home. Enjoy planting!