Serbian Bellflower Care: Tips On Growing Serbian Bellflowers

In this article we will share with you some tips on how to grow Serbian bellflowers. These are the most common questions and concerns about these flowers. If you have any other question or concern, please let us know in comments section below.

1)

What are Serb Bellflower?

A) Serbian bellflower (Campanulaceae family).

B) They are a type of dahlia (Daucus carota), which is native to Europe and Asia. Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) are another species belonging to the same genus.

C) Both dandelion and Serbian bellflower belong to the same plant family, Campanulacea, but they differ in their habit of growth. Dandelions grow upright while Serbian bellflowers grow sideways like a daffodil.

2)

How do I grow Serbian bellflowers?

A) You need to provide light and water for them. When you place them in the ground, they need to be watered regularly. However, if you leave them alone, they may not survive very long because of lack of moisture. So it’s better to give them a little bit of water every day until they get enough moisture from their soil. Do not overwater them either; this could cause root rot.

B) The soil should remain moist but not waterlogged. They can also grow without soil. They tend to grow better when they are grown in fertile soil than in sand or gravel.

Be sure to provide at least half a day of sun for them.

3)

What is Campanula?

A) Campanula is the genus name of the bellflower and there are over 200 different types of bellflowers in this category.

B) Campanula rapunculus, for example is one of the one of the most common types and it can be found in many gardens across the world. These plants grow very quickly and are easy to maintain so they’re a favorite among gardeners.

4)

What does campanula mean?

A) The word “campanula” comes from the word “campana” which is Italian for “bell”. This is a very fitting name for this type of flower because of its shape.

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5)

How do you say campanula in English?

A) The English word that is the equivalent to “campanula” is “bellflower”. It’s also sometimes called “harebell” or “bluebell”.

B) In North America, the bellflower is known as “wild bluebell” or “wild hyacinth”.

C) You can also shorten the word to just “bell”, but this could cause confusion with the vegetable “balsam” (Impatiens balsamina), also known as ” Touch-me-not” because its flowers are similar to those of a bell in both shape and color.

6)

How do you grow campanula?

A) The best way to grow bellflowers is to plant them directly into the ground. They must be placed in partial shade and watered regularly. They are not the most resilient plants so they need extra care when it comes to watering. If you don’t water them on a regular basis, they may die.

B) They are annuals which means they only live for one growing season and die. If you place them in a place where they can get enough sunlight, they’ll bloom in the spring and produce pretty bluebell-like flowers.

C) The leaves of the bellflower are a bit unusual because they have a lobed shape instead of the more common rounded or heart shapes of other types of plants.

7)

What do bellflowers look like?

A) The flower has a long slender stalk which can range from green to purple in color. The flowers start out as purple and turn into a lighter shade of purple as they mature. They have a “cup” shape which traps insects so that the flower can use them to help it reproduce.

B) The leaves are thin and long and can range in color from deep green to a bluish green. They are palmate in shape with five or seven lobes.

C) The name bellflower comes from the fact that the flowers look like little bells.

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