Telham Beauty Peachleaf Bellflower
Campanula persicifolia 'Telham Beauty'
Telham Beauty Peachleaf Bellflower flowers
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Plant Height: 16 inches
Flower Height: 3 feet
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Beautiful and large blue-violet bell flowers rise above the attractive, bright green, strappy leaves; mounded growth habit is quite unlike the species; beautiful in mass plantings, thrives in well drained, moist areas
Telham Beauty Peachleaf Bellflower is smothered in stunning blue bell-shaped flowers with violet overtones at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer. Its narrow leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Telham Beauty Peachleaf Bellflower is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Telham Beauty Peachleaf Bellflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Telham Beauty Peachleaf Bellflower will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Telham Beauty Peachleaf Bellflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.