Do you want to add freshness and bright colors to the flower garden? Campanula perennial has helped you in this! For sure, beginner gardeners do not immediately understand what plant is talking about, because the Latin name to many people does not say anything at all. And we are talking about one of the most common garden flowers - a bell. His bush is covered with many beautiful inflorescences,which in their form resemble a bell. He is unpretentious, so you do not need any special knowledge in botany. It is enough to learn a few simple rules and stick to them when caring for a flower. This perennial plant will delight your eye and beautify the site for many years.
Characteristics and types
The garden bamboo is herbaceousperennial from the family of bellflowers. It has wide straight or thin curly stems, which depends on the variety. Its height ranges from 40 cm to 1.5 meters. It received the popular name "bell" because of its pyramidal shape of flowers, whose diameter is 2-4 cm. There are so many varieties of color that every gardener will find the perfect combination of colors for himself. There are delicate pastels and rich bright colors, so there really is something to choose from. The flowering period lasts all summer and can last until September. The plant is widespread in forests, steppes, meadows, as well as wasteland and even rocks. There are more than 300 different varieties of the bell, and each of them is unique and beautiful in its own way.
Campanula perennial is represented by such species:
Pericolais - has inflorescences of blue orwhite color, which open in June. Seeds ripen in August. Its name was received because of the leaves, reminiscent of peach. Has an average height of the stem (from 50 to 80 cm). This species includes the following varieties: Telham Beauty, Snowdrift, Fleur de Neige and Snowdrift;
broadleaf - is quite largethe size of the flowers located on the top of the stem. The corolla can reach a length of 7 cm. The color can be white or purple. Flowering occurs in July, and the ripening of seeds occurs in mid-August. It has an erect high stalk, which grows to 130 cm. As for the leaves, they are quite long at the root (15 cm), but the upper ones are rather small and inconspicuous. The most common varieties include "McRrance" and "Bruntwood";
equilateral - characterized by a small heighta stalk that does not exceed 30 cm. This perennial campaign has been blossoming throughout the summer period, and on its bush there are many small flowers of white or blue color. The foliage is roundish and as if lowered downwards. Popular varieties of "Alba" and "Maya";
the nettle-grass is distinguished by three-dimensionalgently-violet or white inflorescences. Blooms beautifully and densely until August. The stem is straight and branched, reaching a height of 1 meter. It has rough leaves because of what the people called "mountain grass" and "goose neck";
The Carpathian - has large cup-shapedflowers (5 cm) and a small branching stalk (up to 35 cm in height). Occurs in white, purple and heavenly color. It is characterized by ovoid leaves: closer to the rhizome they are petiolate, at the top are sessile. Blossoms until early October. Varieties - Pearl Deep Blue, Blue Clips and White Clips;
bored - it is characterized by thick shoots,length of which is 20-60 cm. Blooms with snow-white, blue and lilac inflorescences until mid-August. The root of the foliage ovoid, and on the top - narrow, sedentary. Common varieties are "Superba" and "Akulis".
The Carpathian Campaign
Principles of planting
The perennial garden campaign has undergone a transplant both in spring and in autumn. To duplicate a favorite plant is possible by one of the methods given below.
The simplest method is cuttings. All you need is to cut off the branch from the bottom of the shoot and place it in a bowl with clean water. Here there are two nuances: the knife must be very sharp, and in the capacity of the leaves should not be lowered into the water. As soon as the sprout leaves its roots, it can be immediately transplanted into a pot filled with a mixture of peat and sand. It does not need watering, it is enough to sprinkle it with water from time to time. When the cuttings get well and gain strength - safely transplant it into the open ground.
Campaigned for many years and multiplies seeds. In the garden they are sown in autumn, but in the spring - it is better to plant them in a pot. The soil must be pre-moistened. Place the planting material in the wells, cover with a 3-centimeter layer of earth, and then pour well. Experts recommend that such a procedure be carried out at the end of October. In this case, you will see shoots as early as a month after the snow has melted. As for the spring period, March is the most favorable month for planting bells.
The division of the bush is suitable for those in the garden who alreadythis wonderful plant grows. After the flowering, carefully dig the bush and divide it into several parts. Each of them must contain at least one point of renewal. Then plant the seedlings and water them. Do this no later than September, because the garden perennial campaigner needs some time to take root and prepare for the winter.
Although the campaign does not require special care, yetthere are some features that should be considered. Firstly, it is a moisture-loving flower, so it is important to provide it with water daily. The most important is during the growing season and flowering. If you live in an area where the summer is arid, then water the plant twice a day. Make sure that the water does not stagnate, as this leads to rotting of the roots.
Another trick: removing dried flowers, you activate the formation of new buds. As soon as you remove the flabby inflorescence from the bush, the bell will please you with a repeat, even more abundant flowering. The Campanula also needs care when preparing for wintering. In October, cut off all the stems, and root the roots with peat or foliage.
Many years of garden campaigning - it's veryA beautiful flower that will delight the eye with its bright colors all summer. Having planted this miracle on your site, you can enjoy its beauty for several years, periodically replenishing your flower garden with new bushes.