Peach-Leaf Bellflower, Peach-Leaved Bellflower
Campanula persicifolia 'La Belle'

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: La Belle

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Chicago, Illinois

South Portland, Maine

Easton, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 29, 2012, kettlecove from South Portland, ME wrote:

In mid May 2012, bought 3 potted Le Belle's from local nursery. They did not have flower buds, just leaves. Since they were outside at nursery, I planted them. I was told to keep them watered, which I did and have been. Now August and they do not look any different from the day I bought them. They are in good soil and get good sun. I have fed them 3 times since buying. They still are just stems with leaves - no buds - and they are not growing much at all.

Positive

On Aug 27, 2008, joycehome from Easton, PA wrote:

The plant was one of the last to come up in the garden - I almost pulled it out thinking it was a weed (I had not placed a plant marker near it). Though I had read it only flowers through June and July, the buds kept coming through most of August as well. I just clipped off the spent flowers and new ones kept coming. It is planted in a flowerbed on the east side of my home (1/2 day of sun) in predominately clay soil in zone 6. I look forward to seeing how it performs next year!