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Peach-leaved bellflower

Campanula persicifolia

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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 CharacteristicsSelf-seeds.

CareGrow 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.

PropagationSow seed in containers in a cold frame in spring. Divide in spring or autumn. Take basal cuttings in spring.

ProblemsSlugs, snails, vine weevils, spider mites and aphids. Powdery mildew, rust, Septoria and Ramularia leaf spot, and Southern blight.

  • Genus : Campanula
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Self Seeds
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White
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