Question by unNamed 1: Would it be possible to grow bellflowers in a tropical region like the Philippines?
I’m rather fond of them and I was planning on buying seeds from the internet and growing them here. I know they come from northern hemisphere type climates and I was just wondering if it really was possible to grow them here would I need a special type of soil, equipment or etc.? Tips on how best to grow and care for them would be a great.
Answer by Kimberly C
The Bellflower is a beautiful flower. Their climate growing ranges from zones three through nine in the United States. Since you are in a tropical location, growing them outdoors may be too hot. You can still grow from seed and pot them and keep them in a cooler environment. In the northern hemisphere, we do alot of this with tropcial plants.
The key to getting the seeds germinated is making sure you have the correct potting soil. A light weight potting soil with no bark is the best type to use. Adding vermiculite and humas is also beneficial to your flowers. Warm to hot water mixed in with the seeds will help the germination process.
I will link you to my landscape artice section as I have an article on growing herbs from seed. This is a standard procedure with herbs and flowers. I will also link you to my site map where it has everything on my website.
I do believe if you germinate the seeds and keep them in a planter or container in a cool area, your Bellflowers will do just fine.
Hope this has helped some and good luck to you. If you need any other information, please feel free to contact me at the website. Have a great day!
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