Takion White Peachleaf Bellflower
Campanula persicifolia 'Takion White'
Takion White Peachleaf Bellflower flowers
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Height: 18 inches
Spread: 16 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Peach-leaved Bellflower
Group/Class: Takion Series
Brand: Walter's Gardens
Elegant, creamy white bells are scattered among the attractive, bright green, strappy leaves; a low spreading growth habit; beautiful in mass plantings, thrives in well drained, moist areas
Takion White Peachleaf Bellflower is smothered in stunning white bell-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early to late summer, which emerge from distinctive buttery yellow flower buds. Its narrow leaves remain emerald green in colour throughout the season.
Takion White 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. It is a good choice for attracting bees and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Takion White Peachleaf Bellflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Takion White Peachleaf Bellflower will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 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. 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.
Takion White Peachleaf Bellflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.