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Campanula takesimana 'Elizabeth'

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Campanula (kam-PAN-yoo-luh) (Info)
Species: takesimana (tak-ess-ih-MAH-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Elizabeth

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


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)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
2 neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative SallieKr On Sep 6, 2014, SallieKr from Cherry Valley, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Yes, it has gorgeous flowers. That doesn't make up for the invasiveness of this plant. I had to dig up an entire bed to try to remove the long and deep runners. Four years later I'm still trying to get rid of it by spot treating with RoundUp. It's seeds also managed to end up in an area 60 feet away and is causing the same problems there.

Positive AmyInNH On Jun 20, 2014, AmyInNH from Brookline, NH wrote:

Positively exquisite flowers, mottled deep pink fading to ivory at the bottom edge of the petals. A prolific bloomer. Planted on north facing side, close to the house, so it's shielded from the mid-day sun and strong winds. On the tall side (2.5 ft.), billowy in a light breeze, not likely to take a strong wind without staking. Observing them in a pot on the patio, while waiting to be planted, the fattest bumble bees seemed to be obsessed with them.

Positive CaptMicha On Jun 3, 2006, CaptMicha from Brookeville, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

Anticipating the spreading nature of campanulas, I planted my Elizabeths in a contained bed where I can pull up undesired plants, and there were a lot of them.

If I had planted this plant unaware of it's capabilities, I probably would have given it a neutral.

The flowers are breathtaking large purplish-mauve bells with spotted and hairy insides. The whole plant becomes covered in bells. Bees LOVE this plant and will crawl inside and sleep there during the night. Butterflies can't seem to reach inside but they'll try.

My plant did very well in full sun, I think the flowers appreciated the sun but a little bit of the foliage burned, I think, from the sun.

Neutral Joan On Jul 6, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

It's a lovely flowering plant, but it does tend to be invasive and can take over a bed quickly.

Neutral smiln32 On Nov 30, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Beautiful pendulous pink flowers on arching stems. Flowers bloom from July - August. Easily grown in average, medium moist, well-drained soil. No serious pest or insect problems. Can be invasive.


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

Seward, Alaska
Merced, California
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Cherry Valley, Illinois
Des Plaines, Illinois
South Amana, Iowa
Brusly, Louisiana
Brookeville, Maryland
Lexington, Massachusetts
Somerville, Massachusetts
Amherst, New Hampshire
Brookline, New Hampshire
Belfield, North Dakota
Williamsburg, Ohio
Springfield, Oregon
Maryville, Tennessee
Leesburg, Virginia
Lexington, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Lakewood, Washington
Poulsbo, Washington

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