'TAKION BLUE' Peach-leaf Bellflower (Campanula persicifolia x 'takion blue')
Half the height of typical Peachleaf Bellflowers, the 2” lavender-blue flowers ascend slender stalks and welcome hummingbirds to their cheerful outward faces. Excellent cut flower. Fill your favorite vases with these stunners which will also encourage repeat bloom.
Campanula Takion Blue is a compact variety perfect for container planting. Dense basal foliage, but upper leaves on slender stems resemble the narrow, pointed leaves of a peach tree hence its common name Peachleaf Bellflower.
Campanula glomerata does well in most soils as long as it is well-drained. Sun to part shade. Campanula are versatile perennials that provide a wide range of colors, shapes and uses. Many varieties offer long bloom time and easy care, while others feature some of the best blues and deepest purples in the perennial world. Spikes, globes, carpets-Campanula offer many pleasing forms.
Removing spent flowers stalks will encourage rebloom and discourage seeding (if not wanted). Leave any new fall foliage at the base to overwinter. Can divide every 3-4 years in the spring or fall. Tolerant of alkaline soils.