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Campanula lactiflora

Campanula lactiflora
milky bellflower

Common name milky bellflower
Family campanulaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers blue (summer)
Size 2'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

One of the taller garden bellflower species, with more foliage bulk than its cousins peachleaf bellflower and C. latifolia. Its leaves are fresh green and crinkly. Our garden is home to two cultivars - both were grown from seed and may not be true representatives of their namesakes, but they are distinct in appearance: our 'Pritchard's Variety' is about 30 inches tall, with sky-blue flowers, quite open in form. The one we grew as 'Dwarf Pink' is indeed somewhat shorter (but our plants are also younger), its more proific flowers colored a delicate blush. I like 'm both.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for 'Dwarf pink' from '05 trade. Baggy 65F (43+%G, 5-14d)
  2. Seed for 'PV' from '05 trade. Baggy 70F (~25%G, 14-19d). Did not develop.
  3. Seed for 'Dwarf pink' from '05 trade. Baggy 65F, with intermittent exposure to light (6%G, 18-32d)
  4. Seed for 'Loddon Anna' from '08 trade. Baggy 65F (7 out of many G, 1-2w). Few of the sprouted seeds grew into healthy seedlings

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