Garden

Campanula


How and when to irrigate


The different varieties of Campanula are easily adapted to different climatic contexts. If they grow in pots it is advisable to keep the soil slightly moist, taking care never to let it dry too much. In spring and summer it is essential to water abundantly, the important thing is that in the saucer do not come to create dangerous water stagnations, very little tolerated by this kind of plants. Campanula plants love wet environments, to maintain the surrounding environment in optimal conditions, it is advisable to add pebbles or expanded clay in the saucer. In this way the retained water will be released gradually, allowing the development even in hot periods. In winter, administrations are reduced to the minimum necessary.

How to take care of it



The genus of plants called Campanula includes numerous species and varieties that grow spontaneously throughout the European continent. They are rustic specimens and can be grown in various territorial contexts. The recommended temperature is around 15 degrees while they are very affected by too cold winter weather conditions. In general, they can grow in different types of soil, even rocky and arid, but to obtain lush blooms it is recommended to use a fertile substrate to which to add a part of coarse sand. In this way the correct drainage of the watering is ensured, avoiding water stagnation. Repotting takes place in spring, when the container compartment becomes too narrow to contain the root system entirely.

When and how much to fertilize



This type of rustic plants does not require special attention, as far as fertilizing treatments are concerned. However it is advisable to intervene with a specific product if you want to obtain from the species of Campanula, abundant and prolonged spring blooms. It is advisable to choose a complete liquid fertilizer for flowering plants to be diluted directly in the water intended for irrigation. The best time to start with the administration of fertilizer is in the month of March, with the arrival of the warm season. The fertilizations must be repeated approximately every two weeks and can be reduced in periods of intense heat. In autumn and winter they are completely suspended, given that the plant enters vegetative stasis and will resume development only with the seasonal increase in temperatures.

Campanula: Exposure, diseases and remedies



The most suitable exposure for Campanula plants is in partial shade. In fact, they prefer damp and cool climates while they strongly fear direct and prolonged sunlight. If the location does not correspond to the need for light, the specimens will begin to lose the leaf content. In this case the position must be reviewed as soon as possible, modifying the daily lighting. If water stagnation occurs, the onset of mold and rot is possible, which initially affects the root system, with consequent deterioration of the entire plant. To remedy it, it is timely to intervene immediately, suspending water supplies. It may also be useful to check the state of the roots, repotting and mixing new soil with the already existing one.