3 reliable varieties of garden bells
Garden bells are a completely inimitable family of touching perennial plants that do not get tired of captivating gardeners with their modest simplicity and cheerful character. The bell has a huge number of both largest and undersized species; they can easily decorate different corners of the garden from the rock garden and supporting walls to lush flower beds. Inimitable flowering is the main feature of all representatives of the genus. But even among a huge number of varieties and species, there are favorites. After all, not all bells combine endurance and frost resistance with true plentiful flowering and ease of care.
Let's get to know the 3 best varieties of garden bells that are different in character, but equally perfect.
Bell Pozharsky (Campanula poscharskyana), grade ‘Silberregen’
It is the undisputed leader among modern hybrids of this species. For the campaign of Pozharsky, the variety is really unique, because not only does it bloom without the slightest stimulation in the form of prunings tirelessly, from May to September, but also has an amazing abundant flowering. In height, it is limited to 20 cm.
The unique shining-silver shade of the white color of charming small flowers is only enhanced by the fact that lush rugs of dark greenery on the plant are literally hidden under the unthinkable number of flowers of this summer star. But the shape of the flower deserves attention: thanks to the elongated-pointed lobes, each individual bell on the plant seems like an asterisk, which only enhances the charm of the variety.
‘Silberregen’ is highly regarded by both professionals and amateur gardeners around the world. This variety is rightfully considered one of the best abundantly flowering plants for decorating supporting walls, rockeries, rock gardens and hillside gardens. And certainly it is the brightest white bell. For all its unearthly beauty, the Silberregen-like silver placer fully retains the advantages of its more modest counterparts in terms of endurance, winter hardiness and durability.
Peach leaf bell (Campanula persicifolia), grade ‘Grandiflora Alba’
This snow-white bell is truly a leader variety of its kind. It differs in the perfect shape of the flowers, as if floating weightlessly on thin branched peduncles. The elegance and beauty of the lines of this perennial, whose height during flowering reaches 70 cm, and under favorable conditions and 1 m is emphasized by a dark cushion of greenery at the base of elegant shoots. The leaves are bright, elegant, with beautiful denticles along the edges.
The flowers are large, up to 5 cm in diameter, exemplary in shape, a pure white color. They are collected in elegant brushes and charmingly drooping. Flowering varieties continue throughout the summer, from early June to late August.
The Grandiflora Alba variety is considered truly royal, because the pure snow-white color of elegant flowers creates one of the most powerful effects of internal radiance in the garden palette. The quantity and beauty of the blossoming flowers create a shining veil over the flowerbeds and the flowers, airy and weightless.
This is one of the most abundantly colored plants for complex compositions, which creates bright solid color spots in the summer. All he needs for a bright parade is loose loam and bright lighting.
Carpathian bell (Campanula carpatica), grade ‘Blaue Clips’
Of course, the best variety of bell of the Carpathian according to its abundant color and purely practical characteristics. The modest height of the plant, never exceeding 25 cm, is fully compensated by surprisingly large graceful flowers with a diameter of up to 3 cm with a beautiful transition from light to dark bright blue. But even the size of the flowers can not compete with their number: the bell green is almost invisible under the constantly blossoming new flowers.
Their shape is charming: wide, like cups, they sparkle with freshness and cheerful “eyes”. In addition, this variety blooms relentlessly from June to August, much longer than the other Carpathian bells. A bell of this variety grows in the form of dense, compact hemispheres, the leaves are very bright, heart-shaped and pleasant to the touch.
The advantages of “Blau Clips” can be easily attributed unpretentiousness. It will bloom plentifully both in the sun and in partial shade, it requires virtually no care. But the plant will be comfortable only on calcareous soils, loose and eliminating the risk of stagnation of moisture.