All About CampanulaCampanula or Bellflowers come in numerous shapes and sizes, and depending on the type, are suitable for a number of different locations. Whether you're looking for a wall climber, a cut flower, or a low mound-shaped plant, you can find a variety to fit your needs. As suggested by its name, many of the flowers are bell-shaped, but some are star-shaped or cupped. Hues of purple and blue are the most common, although white and sometimes pink are also available. While many are perennials, others are annuals or biennials.
Growing CampanulaSince there are so many varieties of Campanula, it is a good idea to take note of the specific directions included with the plants you purchase. Most prefer a sunny location in soil that drains well. However, if your summers are particularly hot, afternoon shade is preferable. Perennials can be set into the ground at the same depth as their dirt enclosure in spring or fall. Space additional plants 12 to 18 inches apart. Water well. Deadheading (removing faded flowers) will result in continuous blooms throughout the growing season.
It is a good idea to dig up the plants every few years, separate them and replant in the fall.