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Campanulas Plant flowers of The Year

Campanulas are a garden staple for many years, attracting people with their diversity and their bloom. The bellflowers are referred to as bellflowers because of their apparent similarities to similar plants species, they are identical to gardens in the cottage, with numerous varieties often seeding to produce that delicately cultivated wildness that gives such a charming look.

Some are essential to the rock garden that is renowned for its beauty creating small mats of foliage out of which blossom their bright flowers Many of them are beneficial as a smaller scale ground cover. Campanulas can be found in mixed borders and perennials They are a great source of cut flowers. They also are suitable for woodland plants.

They are great for containers and with the myriad of which to choose, they are an excellent collectors plantSome are so simple as to look like weeds, while others pose an obstacle for even the most knowledgeable gardener. What's not to like about these beauties?


It can be difficult to make generalizations when it comes to the flowers of campanulas since they are found in a variety of ecological niches in the wild. Certain species are found in lowland and subalpine meadows and stomping out in the grasses while others are indigenous to alpine screes with only a bit of the sandstone rubble that they use to support their existence.

Many species are indigenous to the temperate regions across the globe, but they can be hardy in all climates, hampered to more heat and high humidity than winter cold. Although most prefer the sun's rays, some can tolerate shade and in particular, as you go towards the south, you may need to protect in the middle of the day.

Campanulas generally do not pose a problem to soils so they're well-drained. They are thriving in moderately acidic or chalky soils. However, good drainage is crucial. If I had to broaden my horizons, I'd suggest that the taller, larger, and leafier campanulas have a greater tolerance to wet feet than the shorter ones with tufted feet.

There is no hard and fast principle however it's usually the tiniest plant that thrives at higher altitudes. These usually reside in the rocky regions that see rapid drainage of water. Fortunately, a few of the more common campanulas can be found some of those that are very demanding on their needs.


Campanula can be grown quite easily from seeds, but the seeds are small and must be sown on the surface. I've grown several without special care, with good germination within the 60-degree zone.

Slugs and snails could be a danger, since they can devour the entire surface and keep a lookout for mosses and liverworts that can take over the tiny seedlings, however other than that, there's rarely problems in starting seeds from the beginning.

The simplest method for increasing the number is to divide the fruits. This method is most effective in the winter months, when temperatures are cooler. year, however the vast majority are fairly easy to divide, and are large in the number of divisions they provide.

Some of the Most Well-known Campanulas Florals

C. Carpatica

It forms compact tufts of foliage, and then produces blossoms which are quite big for the plants, and in healthy specimens, may completely cover the foliage when in bloom. They are great for containers due to their size, they're also suitable for the foreground in a border of mixed plants in which they can thrive in full sunlight in all well-drained, healthy garden soils.

They are among the most widely accessible Campanulas that are available in numerous known forms. Plants that are referred to by "Blue Clips" or "White Clips" are the ones that exist, even though there are a few dozen other varieties.

Campanula carpatica

Blue Clips and white Clips

C. Cochleariifolia

It is often referred to as "Fairy Thimbles" It is among the most small of the species, yet a lively spreader that can be colonized a somewhat in a frenzied manner. The blooms and overall look are so delicate, however they are able to be easily overlooked its need for space.

I enjoy using it in places where it can wander in a whimsy, and tends to disappear in one area while appearing in other areas as a result, it's a wonderful addition to the garden cottage. It is simple to grow from seeds and also comes in various named forms. "Elizabeth Oliver" is a distinct one as it is a double variety with each tiny blossom looking like tiny lilac-blue roses.

C. Glomerata

An easy and adaptable plant to use for mixed borders and perennials It typically produces dark violet flowers on stems of 18 inches, however shorter and taller varieties are also available. All of them are sturdy and one of the easiest of the genus however, you must give them space as they spread quickly. "Joan Elliot" is probably the best of the named varieties that produces more flowers than the species.

Campanula glomerata

C. Kemulariae

Not as popular like some of the other However, I've found it strong as nails and tolerant in poor soils, where it's a great ground cover, but not be too intrusive. The blooms are borne on wiry stems that are just above the foliage and they arch upwards and downwards, which is why I prefer to plant the plant near a wall so that it will fall.

C. Kent Belle

I believe it is the most impressive Campanula that I've seen, with each tubular, 2+ inches flower extremely dark violet and so waxy that it appears to almost reflect. It is best in a protected area from the scorching sun in almost all environments, it can spread to form mats that are large and also has a longer blooming time than many campanulas I've come across (in bloom in the month of October and through November in the western part of Oregon). This is a hybrid of the bigeneric variety which means it's only available as plants , however it is very easy to divide to increase the number of plants.

Campanula Kent Belle

C. Lactiflora

One of the highest species, it is useful in the middle and rear of perennial borders in which it typically reaches 4 to 5 feet tall. The flowers are produced in large clusters that are arranged like the border phlox. It also is a good candidate for staking particularly in its first seasons before the clumps are more self-supporting. It prefers moist, rich soil, and can be tolerant of a little shade in warmer temperatures. There are several varieties, including some dwarfs.

Campanula lactiflora

C. Latifolia

A parent to "Kent Belle" It is an attractive accessory to the borders on its individual sense. It prefers a more sunny exposure than its siblings, and is able to bloom earlier however it is among the strongest upright varieties and is able to stand well even without staking. The blooms are mid violet color however white varieties do exist.

Campanula latifolia

C. Medium

The most well-known of the species of the genus is Canterbury Bells, with grow generally as biennials, growing into a rosette in the beginning of the year, and releasing blooms that are large and spherical later. There are many different varieties, such as singles and dwarfs, however the most well-known is those cup-and-saucer varieties which have flowers that resemble Narcissus throughout the stems. It's one of the few varieties of campanulas that have pink as a colour range, as well as being a nice cut flower.

Medium size Campanula

C. Persicifolia

Peach-leaved Bellflower is referred to as peach-lea its resemblance to its foliage The typical species can produce wands or blooms that are either white or lavender on 2 1/2-foot stems, which often fall and reseed themselves in the garden. A lot improved over the original species are the numerous varieties that have names with the majority of them larger and can only be realized through an inter-specific division. They include a number of double-flowered types and the majority of them are excellent cut flowers.

C. portenschlagiana

A mouthful that is difficult to pronounce, which is why most people use the original name of C. muralis. This, along with the identical "Birch's Hybrid" and "Birch's Hybrid" sold in pairs they are among the most robust of the smaller campanulas , and suitable for lowland landscapes. Ideal for the background of mixed plants or as a smaller scale ground cover, it features one of the longest blooming times of the genus, releasing huge quantities of mid- and dark purple bells above the foliage of 4 inches. It is a simple and versatile plant.

Campanula portenschlagiana Birch's Hybrid

C. Posharskyana

One of the heat-tolerant of the genus, and a similar to C. portenschlagiana's habitat it, with hairier leaves and starry rather than bell-shaped flowers. They can range from bluish-lavender to nearly white and are found on stems with trailing branches that typically cling to the surface of a wall or weave into the base of a plant. It is one of the most suitable for ground cover and quite shade-tolerant.

Campanula posharskyana

C. Punctata

It is the other mother of "Kent Belle" which is a distinct plant from many other campanulas. It favors areas that are partially shaded with lush, glossy leaves and its large flowers are tubular and long and hang from 1-1/2 foot stems. The typical color is a smoky mauve, but the variant "Cherry Bells" is definitely worth checking out due to its more pinkish reddish hue. Make sure to give this one a bit of space since it will spread rapidly.

Campanula punctata Cherry Bells

C. Pyramidalis

The tallest campanulas flowers, well-grown specimens reaching 5- 6 feet, or even more. A perennial that is short-lived and often used as a biennial C. pyramidalis can create a rosette-like basal glossy leaves the first year before blooming in the second year, before scattering seeds when it is not deadheaded. When used in the garden, it behaves similar to a foxglove, it will create a dramatic vertical accent.

Campanula Pyramidalis

C. Rotundifolia

The campanula is one of the broadest natural distributions of of the genus, and is extremely adaptable. It is one of the smallest campanula species, it can grow between 6 and 10 inches, with a myriad of small bells that hang over the foliage. The name rotundifolia could be a bit misleading since only the basal leaves are circular. When in flowers, they appear like grass, and the result is airy. It will naturally appear where it is happy.

Campanula rotundifolia

C. Trachelium

The common name for this flower is "bats within the Belfry" What person wouldn't want to resist cultivating this just to get the name? The common species grows up to about 3 feet with nettle-like leaves and the spires of white or violet blooms. It is possible to grow them in a low-maintenance planting since they can seed often. This cultivar "Bernice" is more elegant it has double blooms and with fewer seeds.

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