Campanula Lactiflora Loddon Anna Ground Cover
Campanula lactiflora Loddon Anna (Bellflower)
Campanula lactiflora Loddon Anna ground cover plants are the perfect plant for almost any garden style, but especially for the quintessential cottage garden. An abundance of tall, self-supporting, branching stems bearing clusters of soft lilac, open, bell-shaped flowers are produced from early Summer among toothed mid green leaves. These are smashing plants that are incredibly free flowering and will freely self-seed.
Hugely popular due to their long flowering period from July to September, they are amazingly versatile, performing best in partial-full sun, they will also be quite happy in partial shade, and will thrive in any well-drained soil. Great at the back of beds and herbaceous borders or as edging along paths, in a gravel garden, they make a wonderful planting companion amongst old roses or with Verbena and gently swaying grasses. Clump forming and very easy to grow, Campanula lactiflora Loddon Anna ground cover will quickly develop into a weed supressing mat filled with masses of flowers. Bees and butterflies love them, so they also make a wonderful addition to a wildlife garden.
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Low maintenance, Campanula lactiflora Loddon Anna ground cover can be planted in normal, sandy or clay soils that is moist and well-drained. They are pretty drought resistant but are happiest with a regular supply of water during dry summers. For best results plant them in partial sun in fertile well-drained soil (they will be happy in semi-shade but may produce slightly less flowers). Protect tender foliage from slugs and deadhead any spent flowers to help prolong the flowering season. They will die back down to ground level in winter when you can trim off any straggly dead foliage ready for the following Spring.
How to grow Campanula lactiflora Loddon Anna
Position: Full Sun/partial shade
Foliage: Perennial, leaves appear from Spring with flowers following in early Summer through to mid-late Autumn
Soil and site: Fertile, well drained
Flowering time: July to September
Growth rate: Moderate
Ultimate height and spread: 150cm with an average spread up to 60cm
Aftercare: Water well until established, avoiding soil becoming waterlogged. Trim off any dead/straggly areas after flowering has finished