Campanula persicifolia 'Blue'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Bellflower--Peach-leaved|
- Sky-blue bells are borne in racemes on strong stems that are excellent for cutting
- Starts blooming in early summer and continues thru late summer if spent flower stems are removed
- Does self-sow but not in a troublesome way
- A strongly upright habit; clumps increase in size by producing shoots which arise from the base of the plant
- Forms rosettes of bright green, narrowly lance-shaped, evergreen basal leaves
- Propagate by seed, division, or cuttings
- One of the easiest and most rewarding perennials to grow
Origin: Not Native to North America
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Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
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Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
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This group of Campanula grows best in fertile soil with a neutral to alkaline pH. Lime can be added to the soil to obtain these conditions. Keep the soil moist but make sure it is well-drained.
Members of this group will grow in either full sun or partial shade, though some shade is recommended in areas with very hot summers. The delicate flower colors are best preserved with some shade. Taller varieties may require staking.
Cutting the plants back hard after flowering will keep them more compact and will help to prevent self-seeding. This action may also result in a second flush of blooms.