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Lavender Bellflower, Compact Lavender Bellflower – Campanula longistyla ‘Isabella’

Campanula lavender (Campanula glomerata) is a perennial and an annual. It is a flowering perennial that can grow up to a height of 6-12 inches (15-30 cm). There are 250 species known and differentiated based on their size and growth habit. The flowers are blue to lavender in color which bloom from late spring to early fall. The stems are long on which the flowers are borne. They are used as ground cover, as a border plant and as an ornamental plant. These plants need full sun to partial shade and well drained and moist soil.

Growing conditions of Lavender Bellflower

• It grows well in most soil types.
• It needs full sun or partial shade.
• It needs chalky/alkaline and well-drained/light soil.
• It can grow in hardy zones of 4-8.
• The soil pH range is 4.5 to 7.5.
• Add soil, compost and water to create a plant bed.
• Sow the seeds 1/8 to 1/16 of an inch deep and cover with the moist mix.
• These plants need full sun to partial shade.
• This plant needs well drained and moist soil.
• The temperature should be below 70 degree Fahrenheit to ensure good growth of the plant.
• Add rich organic matter to the soil to ensure fertility.
• If the soil is clayey, add mulch to ensure draining.
• Add at least 2 inch layer of mulch around the plant.
• Add a light application of 10-10-10 fertilizer once a month.
• Water them twice a week. Avoid drying or overwatering.
• Keep the soil moist.
• Cut back the plant to 1 inch above the soil line to re grow and re bloom.

Care for Lavender Bellflower

• Add compost and soil and water during growing season.
• Add fertilizer once in a month.
• Keep the soil moist and do not let it dry or overwater.
• Water appropriately and do not over water or let it dry.
• One inch of water is required per day.
• Fertilize campanula plants with a general 10-10-10 fertilizer.
• Fertilize once in late winter and once in early spring.
• Avoid root burn.
• Deadhead the flowers or gently pinch off to ensure new growth.
• Always check for slugs and mites and aphids from infestation.
• Avoid wilting, black spots or yellowing of leaves as they are signs of disease.

Images of this plant.

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