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Genti White Clustered Bellflower
Campanula glomerata 'Genti White'
Genti White Clustered Bellflower flowers
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Height: 16 inches
Spread: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4a
A mounded, compact variety producing clusters of star-shaped, pure white bellflowers on a tidy plant; great for containers, small beds, rock gardens, and along border fronts; prefers moist soil
Genti White Clustered Bellflower features showy clusters of white bell-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its tomentose pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Genti White Clustered Bellflower is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Genti White Clustered Bellflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- General Garden Use
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Genti White Clustered Bellflower will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 8 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Genti White Clustered Bellflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.