Birch Hybrid Campanula (Birch Hybrid Bellflower)

Shown here mingling with Mount Vernon Laurel, another excellent evergreen groundcover, this campanula stays low, blooms long into the summer, provides showstopping inch-and-a-half-ish stunning blue – purple  flowers and behaves itself with almost no maintenance.  Mostly sunny, dry, perched spots are a great place for them, but they’ll also work out with some irrigation or shade and a variety of other soils if they need to.   They’re evergreen here in Seattle.  Maybe a little deadheading after bloom if you’re a neatnik,  but other than that…there isn’t anything that you have to do to this plant.  The one shown here is above a rockery with sandy soil in  morning shade and has not been watered in years.    You can buy it just about anywhere in both 4″ and 1 gallon pots.   Great in containers.