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Caring For A Campanula Pyramidalis

The campanula pyramidalis or chimney bellflower is known for being tall and elegant. It can be used as a focal point in the garden area or it can be planted in pots and placed within the home or outdoors surrounding a porch. It is a biennial plant and it produces blooms for an extended period of time. Planting a campanula pyramidalis is a beautiful way to spruce up any garden area.

This plant reaches up to 10 feet in height when it is fully grown. It has longer green branches that grow in an upward position and it has dark green leaves that are heart shaped. This plant produces bell shaped blooms with 4 petals. These blooms are white to light purple and they have yellow to white seedling centers. They are larger flowers and they bloom from early spring into fall. These blooms are also known to have a wonderful fragrance.

If you have been thinking about keeping the campanula pyramidalis in your garden area, there are a few tips that can keep your plants healthy and happy. This plant requires little maintenance but there are some things to remember when taking care of this plant.

Before you plant your campanula pyramidalis, it would help to fertilize the soil. Blooming or flowering plants can benefit from these treatments and the plant will start to produce healthier foliage and blooms. The best type of fertilizer to use is a slow releasing fertilizer. This way you only have to use it once a season. You can mix it into the soil and it will continuously fertilize the plant throughout the year. You can use water soluble fertilizer but you have to keep adding it every few weeks. The same thing goes for organic fertilizer but plants seem to thrive and love things like fish emulsion and manure. If you have access to these types of fertilizers, you should use them at least once a month. They will increase the blooms and help the foliage considerably.

The campanula pyramidalis loves direct sunlight. Most blooming plants benefit from at least 4 hours of sunlight a day but this depends on your climate. If your temperature usually does not go above 80 degrees, you shouldn’t have any trouble placing the plant in direct sunlight. But if the temperatures goes over 80 degrees for a long period of time, it can scorch the delicate blooms. If you do live in an area that has a warmer climate, place the plant in an area that has morning sun with afternoon shading. The afternoon sun is way hotter than in the morning and this plant should be kept in shade during this time. If you do not live in a warmer climate it shouldn’t make a difference if the plant receives morning or afternoon sunlight.

When it comes to watering this plant, it is recommended that you thoroughly saturate the plant once a week. You can also use the raised garden bed method to keep excess water away from the delicate root system. Assemble rows to accommodate the plants and place them on top of these rows. This way the water will naturally flow away from the roots. This plant loves water but over watering can harm or even kill the plant. Make sure the soil is dry and sandy before watering.

This plant can begin to have problems if you do not water it correctly. Aphids and spider mites can infect the plant if it is too dry or wet. If you plant does become infected, adjust your watering habits and purchase a pesticide from your local gardening center. Make sure to follow the directions on the pesticide and do not be discouraged if it does not work right away. It can take from a few days up to a week to remove all of the offending pests.



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