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How to Grow and Care for Bellflowers


Perennial, Campanula

A member of the Campanula flower family, Bellflowers have beautiful bell-shaped blooms with flaring petals is very showy It really lights up a partly-shaded garden. Blooms usually begin in July, and last through to the first frost.


Plant Propagation:

Bellflower plants are grown from seed. They can be directly seeded into your flower garden or started indoors for transplanting later. If planting outdoors, sow Bellflowers seeds after the soil has begun to warm in the spring.

Sow seeds early in the season and cover lightly with 1/8" soil. Space seeds or seedlings 12-18" apart.


How to Grow Bellflowers:

Bellflower plants are very easy to grow. They prefer full sun and a well drained soil. They will do well in average soils and tolerate dry soil conditions. Water plants during dry periods, once or twice per week. Add a general purpose fertilizer once or twice a season.

In rich soil, Bellflower will grow 24-30 inches tall. They fit well in the middle of your garden landscape or mixed in around rock gardens.

Once your Bellflower are established, they will grow well and bloom until frost. Being very hardy, they will likely survive the first light frosts before going dormant for the winter. They do not require mulching or protection in the winter.


Insect and Disease:

Bellflower are resistant to insects and disease. If insect or disease problems occur, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide.


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How to Grow Bellflower Plants

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