Blue cushion blooms profusely in a lavender-blue/purple colour. The plant originates from the mountains and is therefore very suitable for a rock garden. Planted in groups, it is an excellent ground cover that combines well with other plants and eventually assumes the cushion shape that gave it its name.
Height: 15 centimetres
When to sow: autumn
Flowering time: spring
Latin name: Aubrita
Type of plant: ground cover
Blue cushion likes slightly moist soil but can also generally tolerate a dry spot well.
The bellflower is native to northern Japan. There they grow in meadows near the mountains. The flowers are bell-shaped and bloom relatively late in summer. These purple flowering plants also come up late in spring because it stays cold for a long time in Japan in the north. The colour ranges from dark blue to deep purple.
Height: 40 centimetres
When to sow bellflowers: spring
Flowering time: June to August
Latin name: Campanula Addenda
Plant species: perennial
Bellflowers have taproots and are difficult to transplant. It is better to give a young specimen from a pot from the nursery a permanent spot.