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Campanula lactiflora 'Alba'
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milky bellflower 'Alba'

'Alba' is a clump-forming perennial to 1.2m tall, with erect stems bearing plentiful oblong light green leaves and large rounded terminal clusters of pure white, bell-shaped flowers

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Botanical details
Family
Campanulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Genus

Campanula may be annuals, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, with bell or star-shaped, often blue, flowers in late spring or summer

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Best grown in fertile, neutral to alkaline soil that is moist but well-drained; in partial shade or sun. Needs staking in exposed sites.

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or autumn or take basal cuttings in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning

Cut back after flowering to prevent self-seeding and to encourage a second flush of flowers

Pests

May be damaged by slugs and snails

Diseases

May be infected by a rust, powdery mildews and a leaf spot

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