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Campanula persicifolia (Peach-Leaved Bellflower)

Fairy Bellflower, Fairy Bells, Peach Bells, Petticoat Bellflower, Willow Bell, Peachleaf Bellflower (Campanula Persicifolia)


Combining grace and elegance, Campanula persicifolia (Peach-Leaved Bellflower) is a clump-forming perennial that sends up tall, sturdy stems which bear large, outward-facing, cup-shaped, single or double flowers in shades of violet-blue to white. Blooming over a long season, the enchanting flowers rise above spreading mats of narrow, toothed, bright green leaves. Adding color and contrast to the garden, these Bellflowers partner pleasingly with most perennials, including Baptisia australis (Wild Indigo), peonies or roses.

  • Easy to grow, relatively disease and pest free, this low care perennial is also deer resistant!
  • Blooming in early and mid summer, Campanula persicifolia typically grows in clumps up to 18-36 inches tall (45-90 cm) and 12-18 inches across (30-45 cm). The upright stems are clad with narrow, pointed leaves that are reminiscent of those of the peach tree, hence its common name. It will flower longer if regularly deadheaded.
  • Campanula persicifolia is evergreen in warm winter climates.
  • Thrives in full sun or part shade in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers part shade in warmer climates. Intolerant of extreme heat. Needs regular moisture! This plant has a tendency to modestly spread by self-seeding and offsets in satisfactory growing conditions. However it is never invasive.
  • Ideal for beds, borders, cottage gardens, naturalized areas. Plant in groups for best visual impact!
  • Deadhead spent flowers to encourage new blooms and cut back to basal foliage after flowering to prevent self-seeding. Divide clumps every 3-4 years. Propagate by seed, cuttings or division.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Campanula - Bellflowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 1' - 3' (30cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2' (30cm - 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Campanula - Bellflowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 1' - 3' (30cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2' (30cm - 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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