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Campanula lactiflora ‘Prichard’s Variety’ (Milky Bellflower)

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Widely appreciated by gardeners, award-winning Campanula lactiflora ‘Prichard’s Variety’ (Milky Bellflower) is a perennial that produces profuse, rounded clusters of rich violet-blue, trumpet-shaped flowers, adorned with a white center. Borne on sturdy stems clad with narrow, pointed leaves, they offer their spectacular floral display from midsummer to early fall. A great asset for beds and borders, this elegant cottage favorite will add interest to your sunny or partially shaded garden.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Typically grows in clumps up to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) and 2-3 ft. across (60-90 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun or part shade in average, moist, well-drained soils. Prefers part shade in warmer climates. Best in fertile, neutral to alkaline soils. May need staking in exposed sites.
  • Ideal for cottage gardens, it is perfect for beds and borders or underplanting roses or shrubs.
  • Easy to grow, this low care perennial is also deer and rabbit resistant!
  • No serious disease or pest issues, but watch for snails, slugs, rust or powdery mildews.
  • Cut back after flowering to prevent self-seeding and to encourage a second flush of flowers
  • Propagate by division in spring or autumn or take basal cuttings in spring

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 5 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Campanulaceae
Genus Campanula
Common names Bellflower
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 30" - 36"
(80cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Campanulastrum americanum (American Bellflower)
Campanula persicifolia ‘Takion Blue’ (Peach-Leaved Bellflower)
Campanula garganica ‘Dickson’s Gold’ (Adriatic Bellflower)
Campanula cochlearifolia (Fairy’s Thimble)
Campanula punctata ‘Cherry Bells’ (Spotted Bellflower)
Campanula ‘Viking’ (Bellflower)

Recommended Companion Plants

Eryngium bourgatii ‘Picos Blue’ (Mediterranean Sea Holly)
Verbascum chaixii ‘Album’ (Nettle-Leaved Mullein)
Rosa A Shropshire Lad (English Rose)
Achillea ‘Moonshine’ (Yarrow)

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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 5 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Campanulaceae
Genus Campanula
Common names Bellflower
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 30" - 36"
(80cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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