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CAMPANULA persicifolia 'Blue Bell'

Image of Campanula persicifolia 'Blue Bell'

Family

Campanulaceae

Botanical Name

CAMPANULA persicifolia 'Blue Bell'

Plant Common Name

Blue Bell Peachleaf Bellflower, Peachleaf Bellflower

General Description

From early to late summer, 'Blue Bell' bears many large, open, bell-shaped flowers of rich lavender-blue. They are airily displayed on tall, slender, branched stems emerging from rosettes of willowy, lance-shaped foliage. This beautiful plant is a form of peachleaf bellflower, a species originating from Europe, Asia and Russia.

Peachleaf bellflower prefers full sun to part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. This perennial is a classic choice for cottage gardens and the foreground of mixed borders, and also makes a fine cut flower.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    18"-36" / 45.7cm - 91.4cm

  • Width

    12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia/Siberia, Asia, Western Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Rosette/Stemless

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Blue Violet

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes