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Campanula persicifolia 'Blue'

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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

Characteristics:



Height:
  30 Inches
Spread:
  12-18 Inches
Flower Color:
  Blue shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
3,4,5,6,7,8
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Average water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Late spring
  Early summer
  Midsummer
  Late summer
How's your soil?:
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
  Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Woodland/Shade
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Cut flower or foliage
Mass Planting

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

A member of
GROUP 1:
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.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns'
Common Name: Daylily
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Delphinium 'Blushing Brides'
Common Name: Delphinium-Hybrid Bee
3,4,5,6,7
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Digitalis purpurea 'Giant Shirley'
Common Name: Foxglove-Common
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Achillea 'Coronation Gold'
Common Name: Yarrow
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise'
Common Name: Tickseed
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Dianthus 'Bouquet Purple'
Common Name: Pinks
4,5,6,7,8,9,10
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Geranium 'Claridge Druce'
Common Name: Geranium-Hardy
4,5,6,7,8
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Veronica spicata 'Red Fox'
Common Name: Speedwell
4,5,6,7,8
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Stachys byzantina 'Helene von Stein' ('Big Ears')
Common Name: Lamb's Ear-Giant
4,5,6,7,8
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Iris 'Clarence'
Common Name: Iris-Tall Bearded
3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
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While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.