Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna'

milky bellflower

2 litre pot
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The flower colour is more intense in light shade, so it is perfect for a dappled spot

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Tall, branching stems bearing clusters of soft lilac, open, bell-shaped flowers appear from July to September among toothed, mid-green leaves. This tall bellflower is a cottage-garden classic and is perfect towards the back of a mixed or herbaceous border. It's a happy companion for old roses, self-seeds freely, and the flower colour is retained best in partial shade.

  • Garden care:Protect the tender foliage from slugs and deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and prevent seeding. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost around the base of the plant in spring. Stake with bamboo canes or brushwood in spring before the flowers appear.


Achillea millefolium 'Lilac Beauty'

yarrow

An unusual lilac, yarrow

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Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'

cranesbill

Elegant blue flowers, good for groundcover

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Verbena bonariensis

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Sought after for its graceful habit

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Allium giganteum

giant ornamental onion

Large, showy lilac-pink globes

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Aster novae-angliae 'Violetta'

New England Aster

Beautiful deep purple flowers

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    Plants for outside my front door

    Hi Crocus I live in a flat and have pots outside my external front door. What plants can I grow in pots, in semi shade that will attract the bees? Thank you for your help. Kind regards Guy
    Asked on 7/29/2009 by Guy Smith

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      Hello Guy, The following plants would be suitable for your pots. Forget-me-not (Myosotis species) Bellflowers (Campanula species) Cranesbill (Geranium species) Dahlia - single-flowered species and cultivars Hellebores (Helleborus species) Japanese anemone (Anemone ?? hybrida) Fritillaries (Fritillaria species) Grape hyacinth (Muscari species) Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis) Siberian squill (Scilla siberica) Winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) Box (Buxus sempervirens) Christmas box (Sarcococca species) I hope this helps, Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 7/30/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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