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Chettle Charm Peachleaf Bellflower

Campanula persicifolia 'Chettle Charm'

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Chettle Charm Peachleaf Bellflower (Campanula persicifolia 'Chettle Charm') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Campanula persicifolia 'Chettle Charm' flowers

Campanula persicifolia 'Chettle Charm' flowers

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Height:  30 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  George Chiswell

Description:

Dainty spikes of large white bells with dusted edges of sky blue, rising above attractive bright green, narrow, strappy leaves; a great accent for the garden and breathtaking in masses

Ornamental Features

Chettle Charm Peachleaf Bellflower features delicate spikes of white bell-shaped flowers with sky blue edges rising above the foliage from late spring to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Chettle Charm Peachleaf Bellflower is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. 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;

  • Self-Seeding

Chettle Charm Peachleaf Bellflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Chettle Charm Peachleaf Bellflower will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. 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.

Chettle Charm Peachleaf Bellflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use 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.

 
 
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