Perennial, care free perennial with an abundant flowering.
Common name : Bellflowers
Scientific name : Campanula portenschlagiana
Family : Campanulaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
A perennial variety of bellflowers that's quite hardy, Campanula portenschlagiana (or muralis) is a beautiful flower in the shape of a bell or a star. Its abundant and long lasting flowering adorns little gardens, flower beds, balconies and patios.
Sowing & planting
10 - 15
6 - 7
Identify my bellflowers
Campanula portenschlagiana or Campanula muralis: a carpet of small dark green leaves enhanced by so many blue-violet bells that you can hardly see the foliage anymore!
Plant my bellflowers
Bellflowers take to dry, well drained soiled, and don't appreciate calcium — enrich your soil with compost.
Soak the root balls in a planter full of water to fully moisten them. Plant them once the water stops dripping from the the container.
Prepare the soil: make holes, leaving a space of 20 to 30 cm per food, and mix the earth in with fibrous compost and sand.
Place the plants.
Cover the soil and pack down lightly, so air cannot touch the roots, then water.
Weed my bellflowers
In perennial species, weeding also means working your flowerbed – don't let anything develop too quickly to the detriment of others.
Water my bellflowers
Water during the summer season once a week if the weather is dry. Remember to keep the leaves dry !
Fertilize my bellflowers
With a respectful approach to soil life, it's always better to fertilize a little in advance with organic material that will decompose; spread out a compost that isn't entirely decomposed, with well decomposed manure at the plant's base, and incorporate over 10 cm with a hoe. This operation is carried out in winter so that earthworms and bacteria have enough time to do their job.
Propagate my bellflowers
You may divide the plant in autumn.
Choose an older plant, that no longer flowers well, but that still looks healthy enough - don't wait until it's too late !
Dig it up with a pitchfork or a spade - drive the pitchfork into the centre of the clump to divide it in half, in one good cut. Replant the two parts of the plant immediately.