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Campanula persicifolia

Campanula persicifolia

peach-leaf bellflower

Common name peach-leaf bellflower
Family campanulaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers blue, white (June)
Size 2'
Light sun-part shade
From seed germinate at room temperature, do not exclude light
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensmid-August

Upright plantstalks covered in large bellflowers in late spring. The common and botanical names derived from the long narrow leaves. We've had the normal blue variety for many years now - they self-seed, sometimes enough to give quite a show in early June. More recently, I traded for seed of 'Alba', and got to see the results this year. No surprises, really - just a bright white equivalent.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for 'Alba' from '04 trade. Baggy 70F with light (34+%G, 6-11d)
  2. Seed for regular blue variety from '07 garden. Baggy 70F with light (~25%G, 9-15d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (16%G, 12-26d). Seedlings were weak, probably due to the age of the seed

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