Peach-leaved Bellflower, Willow Bell
Height: 2-3' (60-90cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: Blue, White ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder) Order: Campanulales (Bellflower Order) Family: Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family) Genus: Campanula (Bellflower) Species: persicifolia (peach-leaved) ____________________________________
Campanula persicifolia is quite a delicate-looking plant, although, like many of its relatives, it is, in fact, quite hardy and spreads widely by its light seeds. The blue form arrived in my garden from one of my neighbours. It forms a basal rosette of deep green, shiny, long pointed leaves. In summer and into autumn, it produces open spires of large open bells in white or shades of blue which are at home in both the border or a wild or woodland garden, and can also be used for cutting.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Seed Pod The seed pod is like a little lantern, opening with three holes at the top.
Seed The seeds are yellowish fattish oval discs. There are several seeds in each seed pod.
Seedling The seedling has long, shiny, deep green leaves.
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