The Campanula Punctata ‘Bowl Of Cherries’ Plant Patent #13,194 (Bowl of Cherries Bellflower) Full Care Guide


The Bowl of Cherries Bellflower, otherwise known as the Campanula Punctata ‘Bowl Of Cherries’ Plant Patent #13,194 or Trumpet Vine, Trumpet Climber, Trumpet Creeper, Trumpet Honeysuckle, Virginian Trumpet Flower, Cow Vine, Foxglove Vine, Hellvine, Devil’s Shoestring, Bignonia radicans, Tecoma radicans, is a somewhat well known climber plant native to the Rocky Mountains, Northeast, Southeast, and the Southwest of the United States.

Best known for its high maintenance and moderate growth, this climber 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.

Fortunately, taking care of your Bowl of Cherries Bellflower is not too difficult – as long as you follow our guidelines in this Bowl of Cherries Bellflower Care Guide. Now let’s get started.

The basic care guidelines you need to remember for your Bowl of Cherries Bellflower are the following:

  • Water: The Bowl of Cherries Bellflower loves moist soil but will still survive dusty soil when it is established.
  • Light: Keep your Campanula Punctata ‘Bowl Of Cherries’ Plant Patent #13,194 in an environment where it can receive partial to full sun on a daily basis. 
  • Soil: Make sure to keep the Bowl of Cherries 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 Bowl of Cherries Bellflower is, for the most part, healthy and well to survive.

Bowl of Cherries Bellflower care

Scientific / Botanical Aspects

In botanical terms, the Bowl of Cherries Bellflower belongs to the Bignoniacea family, the genus Campsis and the species Radicans, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Campanula Punctata ‘Bowl Of Cherries’ Plant Patent #13,194 (kam-PAN-yoo-luh punk-TAH-tah).

As with other Campsis’s, the Bowl of Cherries Bellflower is a herbaceous plant, which means it will die back to the ground every year. 

Growing Region

The Bowl of Cherries Bellflower is a plant native to the Southeastern United States. This is why the Campanula Punctata ‘Bowl Of Cherries’ Plant Patent #13,194 is used to growing in specific regions such as the states in Rocky Mountains, Northeast, Southeast, and the Southwest of the United States.

As a rule of thumb, we recommend to always keep in mind your plants’ native region and environment, since these are the conditions that your Bowl of Cherries Bellflower is most accustomed to, thus where it can most favorably.

With this in mind, the Campanula Punctata ‘Bowl Of Cherries’ Plant Patent #13,194 will be most used to the heat zones in the 3 – 9 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a and the ideal climate zone is between 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21.

Growth and Size

Growth

In terms of size and growth, the Bowl of Cherries Bellflower is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.

Size

But, how big does the Bowl of Cherries Bellflower actually get? What should you expect in terms of size? Let’s dive right in…

The Campanula Punctata ‘Bowl Of Cherries’ Plant Patent #13,194 can grow up to 20′ – 40′ (6m – 12m) in 20′ – 40′ (6m – 12m) and 5′ – 10′ (150cm – 3m) in 5′ – 10′ (150cm – 3m). 

Also, expect it to grow in a wonderful compact shape, which is something worthwhile to remember when making your garden landscape plans.

Water

In terms of watering, the Bowl of Cherries 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 Punctata ‘Bowl Of Cherries’ Plant Patent #13,194 loves moist soil but will still survive dusty soil when it is established.

Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively low to average needs in terms of water. 

Bowl of Cherries Bellflower buds

Watering

As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Bowl of Cherries 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, moist, and occasionally dry properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times. 

However, in our experience, the best solution to knowing the right amount of water for your Bowl of Cherries Bellflower is with the ‘thumb’ technique. Basically, you insert your finger into the soil, and based if you feel the soil moist or dry, you determine if it needs any water, which is the most appropriate way to go about watering your leafy friend.

Soil Mix

As mentioned earlier, the Bowl of Cherries Bellflower prefers to have soil with good drainage, moist, and occasionally dry 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 Bowl of Cherries Bellflower requires soil with clay, high organic matter, and sand, which will give you the right conditions it needs.

In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.

Light and Exposure

In terms of light & exposure, the Bowl of Cherries Bellflower requires partial to full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions. 

Most experts agree that this climber 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 Punctata ‘Bowl Of Cherries’ Plant Patent #13,194 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).

Season

Being a herbaceous plant, the Bowl of Cherries Bellflower will die back to the ground every year. 

But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the summer (early, mid, late).

Flowers

You can expect your Bowl of Cherries Bellflower to flower around the summer months from July to September (summer).

In particular, this climber is well known for its fragrant, flowers for cutting and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.

The Bowl of Cherries Bellflower produces some beautiful red, or orange, gold/yellow and red/burgundy flowers around this time of year.

Foliage

The leaves from the Bowl of Cherries Bellflower have a beautiful green color during most of the year.

In particular, they have a compound (pinnately, bipinnately, palmately) arrangement with a opposite organization in its leaves.

You can expect the leaves from your Campanula Punctata ‘Bowl Of Cherries’ Plant Patent #13,194 to be around (> 6 inches) in size.

Bowl of Cherries Bellflower up close

Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance

The Bowl of Cherries Bellflower is well known for being able to attract hummingbirds, 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 clay soil, drought and animals like deer, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Campanula Punctata ‘Bowl Of Cherries’ Plant Patent #13,194 will be fine.

Garden

How should you then organize your garden to include your new Bowl of Cherries Bellflower? Here are some recommendations by expert gardeners.

Most Campanula Punctata ‘Bowl Of Cherries’ Plant Patent #13,194 owners agree that this climber 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 mediterranean garden styles. 

In particular, the Bowl of Cherries Bellflower’s best location within your garden is in pergolas, wall-side borders, arbors, trellises, and in walls and fences, others use it for landscaping in a firescaping/fire wise, cutting garden, or a very wet areas.

Conclusion

So that’s it! These are the main plant care requirements that you need to keep in mind in order to have a healthy Bowl of Cherries Bellflower in your garden or home.

Martin Duran

Hey y'all! My name is Martin Duran and I am from Cali, Colombia. Since 2018 I have been learning about plants and how to take care of them. Here's is my journey... “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir

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