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Milky Bellflower

Campanula lactiflora

Campanula lactiflora 3 by Franz Xaver (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

50cm

1.2m

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Milky Bellflower Overview

Campanula lactiflora - Milky Bellflower or Milk-White Bellflower as it's also known - is an upright perennial with conical panicles in shades of white to purple, bell-shaped flowers that are borne on strongly branched stems. Flowering from summer to early autumn, Campanula lactiflora may need staking in exposed positions, and it needs a fertile, moist but well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. It is happy in sun or partial shade but the delicate flower colour is best preserved in partial shade. It may require staking in exposed positions. Campanula lactiflora is good for attracting pollinators.

Common problems with Milky Bellflower

How to propagate Milky Bellflower

Cuttings

Stem-tip cuttings from new growth after flowering

Division

In spring or early autumn.

Seed

In a cold frame in spring.

Special features of Milky Bellflower

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Milky Bellflower

Border. Summer interest.