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Campanula lactiflora (Milky Bellflower)

Milky Bellflower (Campanula Lactiflora)


Showy and long lived, Campanula lactiflora (Milky Bellflower) provides a stately presence in the garden with its tall, multi-branched stems producing hundreds of small lavender or white star-like flowers in open clusters from mid to late summer. Romantic looking, its long-lasting blooms mix superbly with roses and are spectacular additions to the perennial border, whether planted in sweeping drifts or used as a backdrop at the back of the border.

  • Easy to grow, disease and pest free, this low care perennial is also deer and rabbit resistant!
  • Typically grows in clumps of erect stems, up to 5 feet tall (150 cm) and 3 feet across (180 cm) with ovate to lance-shaped green foliage. It has a tendency to spread rapidly in rich soils.
  • Thrives in full sun or part shade in average, medium, well-drained soils. Prefers part shade in warmer climates. Needs regular moisture!
  • Ideal for cottage gardens, it is perfect for beds and borders or underplanting.
  • Deadhead spent flowers to encourage new blooms and prevent self-seeding

Guide Information

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 5 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Campanula - Bellflowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 3' - 5' (90cm - 150cm)
Spread 2' - 3' (60cm - 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 5 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Campanula - Bellflowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 3' - 5' (90cm - 150cm)
Spread 2' - 3' (60cm - 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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