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‘Elizabeth’ Korean bellflower

Campanula takesimana ‘Elizabeth’

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Starting in early summer and continuing until fall, ‘Elizabeth’ puts forth abundant purple-flushed, pale pink bells with dark speckles on the inside. Flowers are 2 to 3 inches long and lightly scented. The toothed leaves are bright green. This low-maintenance, hardy perennial retains its evergreen foliage through winter.

By late fall, as the older crowns die out, new rosettes of leaves appear at the ends of underground rhizomes, giving the illusion that the plants have moved. This is not a desirable trait in formal beds, but it’s an asset in naturalized plantings. ‘Elizabeth’ does well under deciduous trees and shrubs, in cottage and rock gardens, and along paths that leat into the woods. -Ruth Rogers Clausen, Fine Gardening #121

Noteworthy CharacteristicsGood cut flower (sear the ends of the stems). Lightly fragrant, pink bell flowers. Evergreen foliage.

CareProvide full sun to partial shade, especially in the South, and average to rich, moist, well-drained soil. Waterlogged soil may result in root rot. Stems may need support in shady locations.

PropagationDivide plants in fall every three or four years to retain vigor.

ProblemsSlugs and snails.

  • Genus : Campanula
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Uses : Color, Front Yard, Small Spaces, Sun
  • Characteristics : Cut flower, Deer Resistant, Evergreen
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Disease resistant
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Foliage Color : Green
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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