The Genti White Bellflower, otherwise known as the Campanula Glomerata ‘Genti White’ or Fairy Bellflower ‘Alba’, Fairy Bells ‘Alba’, Peach Bells ‘Alba’, Petticoat Bellflower ‘Alba’, Willow Bell ‘Alba’, Peachleaf Bellflower ‘Alba’, is a rather well known perennial plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its low maintenance and moderate growth, this perennial will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its dark green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
Fortunately, taking care of your Genti White Bellflower is not too difficult – as long as you follow our guidelines in this Genti White Bellflower Care Guide. Now let’s get started.
The fundamental caring guidelines for every Genti White Bellflower can be summed up into the following:
- Water: The Genti White Bellflower prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
- Light: Keep your Campanula Glomerata ‘Genti White’ in an environment where it can receive partial to full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the Genti White Bellflower in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of loam and chalk.
That’s it – sunlight, water and soil! The basic 3 fundamentals for all plant care, and with the Genti White Bellflower this is no exception. With these three elements, your leafy friend will live healthy and happy.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the Genti White Bellflower belongs to the Campanulaceae family, the genus Campanula and the species Persicifolia, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Campanula Glomerata ‘Genti White’ (kam-PAN-yoo-luh glahm-er-AH-tuh).
As with other Campanula’s, the Genti White Bellflower is a herbaceous plant, which means it will die back to the ground every year.
The Genti White Bellflower is a plant native to the Europe and Northern and West Asia.
You might be wondering why your Genti White Bellflower’s native region is important. Well, if you know where your plant originally came from, you’ll know which environment conditions it prefers, and with it, knowledge on how to replicate it at home.
With this in mind, the Campanula Glomerata ‘Genti White’ will be most used to the heat zones in the 1 – 8 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a and the ideal climate zone is between 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the Genti White Bellflower is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.
But, what size of Genti White Bellflower are we talking about? What can you expect in terms of height, spread and spacing? Let’s dig in…
The Campanula Glomerata ‘Genti White’ can grow up to 2′ – 3′ (60cm – 90cm) in 2′ – 3′ (60cm – 90cm) and 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) in 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm).
These dimensions make the Genti White Bellflower a relatively medium perennial compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.
This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 16″ – 18″ (40cm – 45cm) free so the Genti White Bellflower can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the Genti White Bellflower is a fairly simple plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Campanula Glomerata ‘Genti White’ prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Genti White Bellflower in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage, and moist properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times.
But, if you want a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to watering your Genti White Bellflower then you should consider the famous ‘finger’ test. To perform this test, you just need to put your finger in your plant’s soil and determine if it’s moist or not. If it is, then don’t water; if it isn’t, then please do. In any case, this test will allow you to know if your Genti White Bellflower needs or does not need water, every time.
As mentioned earlier, the Genti White Bellflower prefers to have soil with good drainage, and moist properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of loam and chalk.
This is why most experts agree that the Genti White Bellflower requires soil with high organic matter, loam (silt), and sand, which will give you the right conditions it needs.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably neutral to alkaline soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the Genti White Bellflower requires partial to full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this perennial will do well as long as you keep it in partial to full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Campanula Glomerata ‘Genti White’ in little to partial shade (only 2-6 hours of direct sunlight a day), to full and direct sun (more 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).
Being a herbaceous plant, the Genti White Bellflower will die back to the ground every year.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the summer (early, mid).
You can expect your Genti White Bellflower to flower around the summer months from July to September (summer).
In particular, this perennial is well known for its long bloom season, flowers for cutting and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The Genti White Bellflower produces some beautiful white, or purple/lavender, blue and white flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the Genti White Bellflower have a beautiful dark green color during most of the year.
In particular, they have a simple arrangement with a rosulate and whorled organization in its leaves.
You can expect the leaves from your Campanula Glomerata ‘Genti White’ to be around (> 6 inches) in size.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The Genti White Bellflower is well known for being able to attract hummingbirds and butterflies, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.
Additionally, it has a special tolerance for animals like rabbit and deer, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Campanula Glomerata ‘Genti White’ will be fine.
How should you then organize your garden to include your new Genti White Bellflower? Here are some recommendations by expert gardeners.
Most Campanula Glomerata ‘Genti White’ owners agree that this perennial will look great in most cottage and rustic gardens of all types.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of informal and cottage, and in prairie and meadow styles.
In particular, the Genti White Bellflower’s best location within your garden is in patio and containers, beds and borders, and in underplanting roses and shrubs, others use it for landscaping in a container, mass planting, border, cutting garden, or a rock garden.
Genti White Bellflower’s do well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Hibiscus, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.
Others consider that a nice Hydrangea will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!
Even though we covered a lot of care information for your Genti White Bellflower, remember the basics: sunlight, soil and water, as these should be enough to grow a healthy plant at home.