Campanula lactiflora ‘Prichard's Variety’

milky bellflower

  • © Judy Newton

  • © Judy Newton

Outstanding Qualities

One of the darkest and richest blues of the milky bellflower selections, 'Prichard’s Variety' stands out as a great classic cottage garden perennial. In July it produces panicles of dense violet-blue, star-shaped flowers which are borne in profusion on top of graceful and strong 4 to 5 foot tall stems. Trim back fading flowers to encourage re-bloom later in the season. It is easy to grow and also makes a great cut flower.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8

Flower Color: lavender

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to open shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: mid-to late summer flowers

Wildlife Associations: bees

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: white, orange, yellow

Great Color Partners: lavender, rose, pink

Culture Notes
This vigorous perennial grows well in full sun to light or open shade. It prefers a rich moist or well-drained soil. Provide regular watering during the summer. Trim back fading flowers to encourage rebloom later in the season.