Bring On The Bellflowers: Campanula Varieties For Every Garden
19.11.2023 - 03:17
Many campanula varieties make a beautiful addition to gardens and borders with their delicate purple or white blooms. Also known as bellflowers, campanula plants add a quaint and dainty charm to any home landscape. Ranging in form and growth habit, several campanula species are ideal in containers and formal beds. Learning more about each of these types will help you select and grow campanula bellflowers that are best suited to your needs. Here, we’ll explore some of the most versatile.
The genus Campanula includes various cultivars of annuals, biennials, and perennials for you to choose from. So how do you know which types of campanula have the best chance of reaching their full potential in your beds, borders and containers? This selection includes flowering options for impact and longevity, prolific and extended flowering, height and compact growing. Plus, we explore the full range of colors to help you pick the perfect bellflower for your garden.
Though most bellflowers are considered to be short-lived, perennial campanula varieties are a great option for dependable color in flower borders and beds, season after season. Species like Campanula carpatica and Campanula rotundifolia (pictured) are especially popular. These cultivars produce delicate bells of soft color, plus beautiful mounds of low-growing foliage.
Many campanula varieties are known for their immense blooming power. You can create a veritable wall of color using dense plantings within the landscape. Those with larger flowers will complement plants for a cutting garden or mixed border. You can also grow smaller types for an impressive floral display. Campanula portenschlagiana, for example, quickly covers informal beds and rock gardens with brilliant,
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