Genus: Bellflower

Campanula

Photo/Illustration: 
Dency Kane
Bellflower (Campanula)
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Campanulaceae
Campanula is a diverse genus with varying attributes, but most are noted for their flowers, which can be tubular, bell, star, cup or saucer shaped. Flower color varies widely. Plants range from low mat-forming species to dwarf perennials and herbaceous species.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Most species offer long flowering displays from late spring to late summer. Wide range of flower color and forms.
Care:  Refer to individual species entry; varies widely among species.
Propagation: 

Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in spring. Alpine species should be sown in an open frame. Divide in spring or autumn. Take basal cuttings of perennials in spring.

Problems: 

Slugs, snails, vine weevils, spider mites, and aphids. Powdery mildew, rust, Spetoria and Ramularia leaf spot, and Southern blight.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Campanula

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Campanula 'Elizabeth'
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'Pink Octopus' spreading bellflower
Campanula 'Pink Octopus'
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Campanula carpatica
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Fairies’ thimbles
Campanula cochleariifolia
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Milky bellflower
Campanula lactiflora
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Canterbury bells
Campanula medium ‘Calycanthema’
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Peach-leaved bellflower
Campanula persicifolia
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Dalmatian bellflower
Campanula portenschlagiana
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Serbian bellflower
Campanula poscharskyana 'Blue Waterfall'
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Spotted bellflower
Campanula punctata