Dwarf Pink Bellflower
Campanula lactiflora 'Dwarf Pink'
Dwarf Pink Bellflower flowers
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Height: 12 inches
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Other Names: Milky Bellflower
Lovely pink bell flowers are set nicely against the yellow-green foliage; a low growing variety that attracts butterflies and bees, and likes even moisture
Dwarf Pink Bellflower features bold clusters of pink bell-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its serrated heart-shaped leaves remain chartreuse in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Dwarf Pink Bellflower is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Dwarf Pink Bellflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Dwarf Pink Bellflower will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Dwarf Pink Bellflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.