Campanula, Peachleaf Bellflower 'Blue Bloomers'

Campanula persicifolia

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Campanula (kam-PAN-yoo-luh) (Info)
Species: persicifolia (per-sik-ih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Bloomers

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Grand Junction, Colorado

Sherwood, Oregon

Sumner, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 4, 2006, tiffanya from Sumner, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Charming purply-blue open-cup flowers on strong, slender stems. Not sure why it's called "blue peachbells" (aka peach-leaved bellflower) as there's nothing peach on it. It is pretty peachy-keen though. Lovely, long-lifed blooms.

Positive

On Nov 24, 2005, wallaby1 from Lincoln,
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

Obtained from Mill Cottage Plants, Wookey, UK, whose owner is an RHS registered speaker. This is a beautiful campanula, flowers huge with an open 'cup in cup', colour is as in the photo. It has been in its spot for 5 years, and spreads nicely to form a compact patch of low growth almost prostate, spreading by shallow runners. It is approx. 3 feet in diamater now, and still spreading. It is said not to make seed and can only be grown by division. The stems arise in summer to approx. 3 feet, but will be weighed down a little with the weight of the flowers they are so big, at least 3" across, a surround of delphiniums adds nice contrast and perhaps some support.

If the flower stems are left on they will produce a second lot of flowers, an added bonus!

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