Campanula, Peachleaf Bellflower 'Alba'

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: Alba



Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade



Foliage Color:

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


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)

Where to Grow:

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Bloom Color:

Dark Blue


Medium Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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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


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

Juneau, Alaska

Seward, Alaska

Waukegan, Illinois

Woodridge, Illinois

Fayette, Iowa

Skowhegan, Maine

Lexington, Massachusetts

Blissfield, Michigan

Mill City, Oregon

Havertown, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Charlottesville, Virginia

Issaquah, Washington

Kalama, Washington

Spokane, Washington

Ellsworth, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 8, 2008, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I planted 3 of these two years ago between red Double Knockout Roses. What a startling display!!!! I never dead headed them before, but i'll try it this summer. Until this year I felt they were ho hum. Now that they are large and full of blooms as are the roses, I want more!!!!!


On Mar 19, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Medium 2-3' - Plant 16" apart. Graceful spikes of white cup shaped flowers in early summer. Reblooms if spikes are cut.


On Mar 7, 2007, Bellisgirl from Spokane, WA wrote:

I really love this plant! Ive had it for over four years now. It is in an area that is particulary tough and droughty; it does not have any problems with it. Mine blooms through the summer since I deadhead it often. It does reseed a lot, but should not be considered invasive since the seedlings are so easy to just pull up.


On Jan 6, 2007, bluespiral from (Zone 7a) wrote:

Sow seed in a baggy at 70*F. Approximately 34% of the seed could germinate between 7 - 11 days. This seed needs light in order to germinate.

In the baggy method, a relatively sturdy paper like coffee filter paper is moistened and then wrung until barely damp.
Place the seed in the center of the barely damp filter and pull 1/3 up over the seed, then the top 1/3 down over the seed and then fold the ends over the center. Place that arrangement along with a water-proof label (that can continue to be used later) inside a baggy and transplant as soon as they germinate. Some gardeners hang the baggies vertically.

To keep the filter paper from drying out, it may be necessary to occassionally spritz it from time to time with just enough spray of water to d... read more


On Dec 31, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Prefers a moderately rich soil that is moist and well drained. Fairly easy to maintain, though. Plant in sun but away from strong winds. Divide every 2- to 3-years. Spreads rather quickly. Great for rock and cottage gardens.


On Dec 23, 2004, kniphofia from (Zone 8a) wrote:

One of my favorite summer perennials. When regularly deadheaded this has a very long flowering season and it blends very well with other plants. It makes a nice cut flower too and is trouble free.