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This article describes the types of bells popular in floriculture. In total, there are about 300 species in the genus Bell. The bell is found mainly in the northern hemisphere of the Earth. Some species are found in the mountainous regions of Europe and the Mediterranean.
A special feature of this plant are straight, long, slightly drooping stems in the upper part. Some species have creeping or creeping stems. Flowers, depending on the species, can be blue, white, purple, yellow and blue. These plants bloom from June to the onset of frost. Bells (with the exception of alpine species) are completely unpretentious.
Popular types of bells
The Carpathian bell is one of the most beautiful plants not only of this genus, but in general among plants. Its leaves are sparse, semi-oval. It reaches a height of up to 30 cm. Its flowers are large, can be white, light blue, purple. A special property of this species is that if you cut off the faded flowers before the seeds appear, then the plant begins to bloom again. In addition, this plant requires almost no maintenance. It reproduces vegetatively. Loves sunlight, but blooms well in the shade.
Spiral-leaved bell is common in the mountains of Central Europe, in the Pyrenees, on the slopes of the Balkan Mountains. It reaches a height of no more than 10 cm, forms beautiful dense thickets. Its leaves are oblong, heart-shaped. The flowers usually bloom one or two per stem and are blue-violet in color. Certain varieties with white and blue flowers can also be bred. This species grows well in conditions of high air humidity, requires careful maintenance, constant moisture is recommended. Reproduction takes place by dividing the rhizome.
The crowded bell grows in Eurasia. The height of this species is 20-40 cm. Some individuals reach a height of up to 60 cm. Its stem is straight, flowers are clustered in bunches, dark purple in color, can be blue and white. Propagated by vegetative means, as well as by seeds. The plant is unpretentious, grows on almost any soil.
The dark bell comes from the southern slopes of the Carpathian Mountains. The height of this species rarely reaches 10 cm. Its flowers are large, dark purple. The plant forms dense carpet thickets. This is the most demanding type of bells, therefore it is bred only by experienced growers. It grows well in soil with sufficient peat and calcium content, with medium humidity and partial shade.
Rainer's bell is a dwarf species, its average height reaches about 5-7 cm. Its homeland is in the south of the Alps. Its stems are straight, they bloom one by one, rarely two large flowers of blue or white color. Wet soil with a high calcium content is excellent conditions for its development.