Milky bellflower

Campanula lactiflora

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Wanke
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Milky bellflower (Campanula lactiflora)
kam-PAN-yew-lah lak-tih-FLOOR-ah
Genus:  Campanula
This upright bellflower grows to 4 or 5 feet with rounded leaves and conical spires of bell-shaped flowers in shades of blue, violet, or white.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Self seeds. Native to Turkey and the Caucasus.
Care:  Provide full sun to part shade and moist but well-drained soil. May require staking.
Propagation:  Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in spring. Divide in spring or autumn. Take basal cuttings in spring.
Problems:  Slugs, snails, vine weevils, spider mites and aphids. Powdery mildew, rust, Spetoria and Ramularia leaf spot and Southern blight.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Island Paradise,
Niagara,
White
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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