How to Grow and Care for Bellflowers
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.
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.
to Grow Bellflower Plants