champion blue bellflower - Knowledgebase Question

williamsville, Ne
Question by Mellissalynn
June 14, 2008
I have some champion blue bellflowers. At first they looked great but now some of the flowers are turning brown. What if anything do I have to do to get rid of them? I still have alot of flowers blooming and I just do not want to have it look like I have brown and blue flowers.
If I can cut them off how do I do it and where do I cut?
Also, how long do they bloom and when they are done what do I do then?
also where can i find more infomation on these flowers


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Answer from NGA
June 14, 2008

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If you deadhead your campanula you'll get more flowers over a longer period of time. If you leave the spent flowers on your plant it will spend its energy making seeds instead of making more flowers. So, simply pinch off the dead flowers, or snip off the flowering stems and your plant will produce more flowering stems from the base of the plant. You can either cut it off way down on the plant or just cut a few inches off the stem (it will produce two smaller lateral stems with flowers just below where you cut it).

In general, bellflowers grow best in full sunshine and appreciate a deep soaking each week during the growing season.

Best wishes with your bellflowers!

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