Campanula glomerata 'Bellefluer Blue'

pippi21(Z7 Silver Spring, Md.)July 7, 2010

I have two of these plants and what am I supposed to do after they bloom? Am I to deadhead and if I cut them back, after deadheading, will it encourage them to rebloom? This is their second year, so I'm hoping for miracles next year. They are planted in same flowerbed but separate areas. Should I dig them up and replant together to make a bigger plant?

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dianasan(z5a Mtl)

I too started with only a couple of plants a few years ago. Do not deadhead if you want more plants. Also, deadheading doesn't help because they will bloom en masse and each plant will bloom once only. Later in the summer, you might get the odd flower popping up.

My experience has also been that the plants will gradually disappear over the summer. At first I thought that the plants had died, but they returned in greater numbers the following year. However, I don't know what cultivar I have and maybe not all cultivars behave this way.

If you want to move the plants together, I think you should do so right after they finish blooming.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2010 at 10:48PM
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All cultivars of Campanula glomerata have a running habit, and they are impossible to remove once they are inside a clump of another plant. You'll have to dig it up and wash all the roots , pulling even the smallest roots of the campanula out. Otherwise it will come back. In my opinion it should be forbidden or should be sold with a warning.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2011 at 8:04PM
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