Garden flowers

Carpathian bellflower: pretty little flowers


The Carpathian bellflower is particularly distinguished by its magnificent blue-violet cup flowers that are lighter than its cousins.

Carpathian bellflower in brief :

Latin name: Campanula carpatica
Family : Campanulaceae
Type : Perennial

Harbor : Upholstery
Height : 20 cm
Planting density : 6 to 8 feet per m²
Exposure : Sunny to half-shaded
Ground : Any type, well drained

Flowering : June to September

His leaves, of small size and cordiforms, sport a pretty light green hue and will thus perfectly decorate your exterior outside the flowering periods. Very floriferous and minimally invasive, it is one of the must-haves of the summer garden.

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Planting the Carpathian bellflower

Without special requirements on the type of soil, however, the Carpathian bellflower prefers soils that do not retain water. You will therefore ensure that the drainage is sufficient.

Apart from this precaution, no preparation is necessary for planting. Simply dig a hole 10 to 15 cm deep and install the foot before filling the hole.

The Carpathian bellflower is a non-spotting variety, so be careful not to space the plants too far apart if you want a nice, even mat. In this case planting distance maximum will be 30 to 40 cm between each plant.

Interview

Not very restrictive and time-consuming, the interview is mainly limited to monitoring thewatering in the event of prolonged severe droughts.

Size is not necessary. However, faded flowers can be unsightly, you can remove them by gently pulling them off by hand. The plant will then recreate new foliage.

Diseases and pests

The Carpathian bellflower may be the target of snails and slugs which attack young leaves. To a lesser extent, the frothy leafhopper or aphrophore can weaken the plant if it is present in too many numbers.

The diseases most commonly affecting bellflower are powdery mildew and rust.

Multiplication of the Carpathian bellflower

The foot division is the fastest and easiest technique for multiply the Carpathian bellflower. To do this, simply pull out the perennial, making sure to keep a nice root ball. Then, fragment it into as many plants as you want and replant them as you wish.

To increase your chances of success, wait for the fall before you start dividing your plants.

Use of the Carpathian bellflower

Like many varieties of bellflowers, the Carpathian bellflower is a ground cover perennial ideal for the flowering of your rockeries, low walls, borders even for your planters. You can also use it in massive, provided you plant it in the foreground.

Smart tip: The Carpathian bellflower also exists in white bloom under the cultivars 'Alba' and 'Weisse Clips' (or 'White Clips').

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