Campanula Trachelium ‘Alba’
This is the lovely white form of campanula trachelium. It is a well-behaved campanula, bearing white bell shaped flowers in abundance, on long stems. A very useful garden plant for the border or for underplanting taller shrubs if they admit some light.
This beautiful perennial plant is a clump forming , non spreading plant. It is an old favourite in the cottage garden. It produces very pretty pure white bell shaped flowers on long spires which are borne abundantly during summer and autumn. The leaves are quite thickly set on the plant with a strong, hairy texture.
Campanula trachelium is found on hedge banks and woods, and is native to England.
It likes full sun but can cope with partial shade. It likes a well drained soil rich in humus, but is reasonably hardy and can tolerate some dryness, if it is well mulched.
For best results, sow seeds immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. However, one can sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, and often wait for spring before emerging regardless of when they are sown. But spring sowing will obviously give them a full season of growth if successful germination occurs.
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