Campanula Persicafolia ‘Telham Beauty’ – (Peach-leaf bellflower)
This plant is a lovely variety which forms tidy tight rosettes of mid green leaves above which rise lovely slender spires of large blue open bell shaped flowers.
Campanula Telham Beauty is not as common as it once was, which is a pity as it is such a pretty plant. It is one of the old cottage garden favourites. It has up to 8 cm sized extremely beautiful, china blue, bell shaped flowers which face outwards on stems which can be up to 90 cm high. It blooms from spring to the end of summer in conditions that suit it. it forms dense clumps of shiny green leaves, which should be divided every few years to reinvigorate it. It is a well-mannered plant, which thrives in full sun and rich well drained soil. The flowers are very good for cutting and last well.
Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.
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Milky bellflower, Peach-leaf bellflower
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