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Bellflower in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Campanula

 

Bellflower

Bell shaped flowers in shades of blue, lavender, purple or white adorn these summer flowering plants. The genus includes large herbaceous perennials as well as small alpine species.

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plant Features
  • Bellflower likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Bellflower likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Bellflower is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Bellflower likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Bellflower

Latin name

Campanula

type

Hardy Perennial

family

Campanulaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Bellflower likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Bellflower is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Bellflower likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Bellflower likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Bellflower is 1.00meters x 0.90meters 1.00 M 0.90 M

Campanula

Bell shaped flowers in shades of blue, lavender, purple or white adorn these summer flowering plants. The genus includes large herbaceous perennials as well as small alpine species.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant bellflowers in full sunlight and cut back tall plants or move large structures that create shaded conditions around them. Lay a 2 to 3 inch layer of organic mulch, such as straw or pine needles, to the soil surrounding the campanula and some into the planting hole beneath the root ball; do not press it directly against the plant's stem. Campanula plants grow well without mulch, but it helps soil retain water and deters weeds.

 

Propagation by seed

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Campanula can grow from seed or from rhizomes. The tiny seeds should go in prepared soil in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Make sure to keep seedlings moderately moist when caring for bellflowers. To plant rhizomes, sever them from the parent plant at a root node and bury the roots in the soil.

 

Flowering

From Early Summer TO Early Autumn

Bellflowers will bloom heaviest in early to mid-summer but can delight you with flowers all the way into Autumn in some areas.

 
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