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Bellflower, Peach-leaved

Herbaceous Perennial Flower

Also known as Paper Bellflower, Willow Bellflower
Campanula persicifolia
Campanulaceae Family

Blooms of this perennial resemble star-like bells in shades of white, violet and blue. Borne along slender, erect stems, they rise above rosettes of medium green foliage.

Site Characteristics
  • full sun
  • part shade
Tolerates full sun only if kept well-watered.

Soil conditions:

  • requires well-drained soil
  • requires high fertility
Prefers moist but well-drained, slightly alkaline to neutral soil.

Hardiness zones:

  • 3 to 8
Plant Traits

Lifecycle: perennial

Ease-of-care: moderately difficult

Height: 2 to 3 feet

Spread: 1 to 2 feet

Bloom time:

  • early summer
  • mid-summer

Flower color:

  • blue
  • violet
  • white

Foliage color: medium green

Foliage texture: medium

Shape: cushion, mound or clump

Shape in flower: flower stalks with upright spikes

Blooms borne along slender, upright stems.

Special Considerations
Special characteristics:
  • non-aggressive
  • non-invasive
  • not native to North America - Native to Europe and Asia Minor
  • evergreen
Special uses:
  • cut flowers
Growing Information
How to plant:

Propagate by seed, division or separation - Plants may self-seed freely, but cultivars do not come true from seed. Divide in spring or fall.

Maintenance and care:
Remove individual flowers as they fade, taking care not to damage new buds on same stem. Cut flower stem back to ground when blooming is finished. Allow foliage to remain for the winter.

More growing information: How to Grow Perennials

Slugs and snails
Spider mites
Vine weevils
Powdery mildew
Septoria leaf spot
Ramularia leaf spot
Southern blight
'Alba Coronata': 1 1/2' tall plants with semi-double white blooms.

'Boule de Neige' ('Snowball'): 2' tall plants with double white blooms.

'Chettle Charm': 3' tall plants with white blooms edged with pale blue-purple.

'Fleur de Neige': 2 1/2' tall plants with dense white blooms.

'Pride of Exmouth': 2' tall plants with semi-double violet blue blooms. Often reblooms.

'Telham Beauty': 3' tall plants with large pale blue blooms.