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Growing A Campanula Glomerata

The superba clustered bellflower or campanula glomerata is a showy plant. It is a perennial that blooms beautiful colorful flowers. The colors can vary from plant to plant but they include white, blue, purple or a mix of all three. The blooms can have a darker color toward the inside of the bulb and a lighter color lining the rest of the petal. Or the tip of each petal can actually be a darker color. The campanula glomerata also has a very pleasant scent.

This plant has long sturdy stems. They are a lighter tan color and they resemble the stem of a rose. The leaves are a light green color and they are oval with a pointy tip. The flowers form in clusters at the top of each stem. These plants can reach up to 12 inches in height and the blooms start in mid summer and continue until early fall.

If you were thinking about growing the campanula glomerata and keeping it in the garden, there are a few things to consider. It is a very aggressive type of plant and under the right conditions it can over run other plants that surround it. It loves moist, well drained soil and it can grow quickly if it is planted in it. It is a good idea to find a separate area to place these plants. If you do place them by other plants they will take most of the nutrients and vitamins from them. They may even grow too close to them and block out needed sunlight.

You can start the campanula glomerata from a seed. Place the seeds in small plastic cups filled half way with soil. Tuck the seed into the soil and lightly cover it with dirt. Keep these plastic cups watered and in the sun. You can also put holes on the bottom of the cups so that the excess water can drain out of the bottom. After the plant has grown to around 4 inches high, you can start to place it out in the sunshine during the day. Bring the plant in at night and repeat this process for 4 to 5 days.

After the plant has gotten used to being outside, you can plant in the garden. If you are planting more than one plant, place them in raised rows. This plant likes moist soil but it can damage the root system if water is allowed to pool around the bottom of the plant. When the plant fully matures and the roots are established, you will not have to worry about root decay anymore.

This plant thrives in full to partial sun. So you may want to place it in an area that has a bit of shading at one point in the day. It can handle hot sun and heat, as long as the climate has a bit of humidity. You can place the plant in a shaded area that does not receive that much direct sunlight and this will not harm the plant. But do not expect many blooms in mid summer because the plant will not produce as many in the shade.

If you plan on keeping your campanula glomerata as an indoor plant, you can keep it healthy by placing near a window and allow it to have several hours of sunlight everyday. Make sure to place it in a pot with holes on the bottom for proper water drainage. In the winter if it begins to look dried out, you can place it in the bathroom to absorb the moisture from the shower or use a humidifier to increase the amount of moisture in the air.



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