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How to Grow Bellflower
Bellflowers got their name for the beautiful clusters of bell-shaped flowers they produce in early summer. The stalks produce up to a dozen purple-blue flowers. These easy to grow plants bloom in early July, and continue to bloom up to the first frost. They are a member of the Campanula flower family.
Belflowers are hardy perennials, growing 24" - 30". The plants begin to bloom in the second year. They are at home in rock gardens, and in a variety of garden landscapes.
Bellflower are grown from seed. Directly seed Bellflower into your flower garden after the soil has begun to warm in the spring.
Bellflowers can be started indoors in seed trays 4 - 6 weeks before the last frost in your area.
Seeds take two to three weeks to germinate. When starting indoors, a germination mat is very useful.
How to Grow Bellflowers:
Grow Bellflower in full sun, and a rich, well drained soil.
Sow seeds early in the season and cover lightly with 1/8" soil. Space seeds or seedlings 12-18" apart.
The plants are tolerant of dry soil conditions. Water plants during extended dry periods. Add a general purpose fertilizer once or twice during the growing season.
Once your Bellflower are established, they will grow well and bloom until frost. As a hardy perennial, they can survive light frosts.
Insect and Disease:
Bellflower are seldom bothered by major insect or disease problems. If problems occur, treat with insecticides, repellents, or fungicide as needed.
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