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Chettle Charm Peachleaf Bellflower
Campanula persicifolia 'Chettle Charm'
Chettle Charm Peachleaf Bellflower flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 30 inches
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: George Chiswell
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
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.
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;
Chettle Charm Peachleaf Bellflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;
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. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!
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. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.