Peach-leaved bellflower

Campanula persicifolia

Photo/Illustration: 
Chris Curless
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Peach-leaved bellflower (Campanula persicifolia)
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Genus:  Campanula
This plant is one of the most popular campanulas. Its stiff mat of slowly spreading evergreen rosettes is topped by 3-foot-tall, all open, bell-shaped lavender to white flowers in late spring.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Self-seeds.
Care:  Grow in full sun or partial shade and fertile, moist but well-drained soil with a neutral to alkaline pH. Responds well to cutting back to promote new growth and a second wave of flowering.
Propagation:  Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in spring. Divide in spring or autumn. Take basal cuttings in spring.
Problems:  Slugs, snails, vine weevils, spider mites and aphids. Powdery mildew, rust, Septoria and Ramularia leaf spot, and Southern blight.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Purple/Lavender Flower,
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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