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Campanula persicifolia (Peach-leaved bellflower)

Campanula persicifolia Photo/Illustration: Chris Curless


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Campanula persicifolia kam-PAN-yew-lah per-sik-ih-FOE-ee-ah Common Name: Peach-leaved bellflower 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.
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, Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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