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,
White
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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