Bellflowers

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  1. Purple bellflower
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  3. American Bellflower
  4. Overwatering serbian bellflower
  5. Bellflower perennials
Asked by Pkmuir on August 8, 2015
Purple Bellflower

How to prune? Do I just remove the spent purple flower or cut off the hard calyx?

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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

When you deadhead, you pinch the flower on the stem beneath the calyx, removing the entire flower head. For more information on deadheading, please visit the following link:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/deadheading-flowers.htm

For more information on the care of bellflowers, please visit the following link:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/campanula/growing-campanula-bellflowers.htm

Happy gardening!

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Asked by Anonymous on September 11, 2015
Dwarf Bellflowers

I bought mini purple bellflowers in a large pot from someone to put in front of my home. I wondered if there was a way to care for it through winter in the pot so I could continue to keep it as a potted plant next year?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

In your zone, it should be ok to simply leave them outdoors for winter without any special care. You can, however, add a layer of mulch over top or wrap the container should any unusual wintry weather be expected.

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Asked by Sbuchanan on October 29, 2015
American Bellflower

I’m Sadie Buchanan from Lincoln Junior High School and in my Agriculture class we are creating a grower’s handbook and I couldn’t find some of the needed information and was wondering if you could help?

What is the Hardiness Zone of the American Bellflower? What soil would be best to plant them in?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Here is a link with growing information.

Good luck with your assignment.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/campanula/growing-campanula-bellflowers.htm

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Asked by khfranklin on May 3, 2016
Overwatering Serbian Bellflower

I had a very healthy vital Serbian bellflower planted in full sun and it was doing great. However, within the last 2 weeks, it started looking like someone had stepped on the middle of it (they hadn’t). Tonight I moved some of the plant stems and the whole thing separated from its base plant. The plant 1.5 feet away from it is doing beautifully with no issues. Could this be the result of overwatering or a pest of some kind?

Thank you!

ANSWERS
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Serbian Bellflower is susceptible to crown rot and mildew under wet conditions.
The top 2 inches of soil should dry out between watering.
Avoid having mulch up to the plant, give it room to help dry out the soil.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/campanula/serbian-bellflower-care.htm

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Asked by jbsnans on May 15, 2017
Bellflower Perennials

I have a couple of Bellflower plants that I would like to put in the front yard garden area. My
biggest concern, are deer. Do Deer find these plants attractive to eat? I have lost a few plants of different varieties to deer, and would like to know about this particular plant.
Thank you.

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DLarum
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Bellflower for the most part are ignored by deer, but when hungry or thirsty enough they'll eat what is available. Thia article may help:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/deer/deer-repellents.htm

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