Campanula persicifolia ‘Telham Beauty’
TELHAM BEAUTY BELLS
Campanula persicifolia ‘Telham Beauty’ has bigger bells, of a richer lavender-blue colour, than the normal blue or white Peach Leaf Bellflower. Otherwise it is identical to grow.
So it has the same large blue bells (but bigger and richer lavender-blue), stacked up tall stems during spring and summer.
It happily repeat blooms with a procession of packed flower stems, and especially if you cut the stems back to ground level.
You can do this either after they have finished flowering and making their excellent garden display.
Or you cut them off when you harvest them by the bucket full as wonderful cut flowers.
They are commercial quality cut flowers, and adored by florists.
Campanula persicifolia ‘Telham Beauty’ creates a dense carpet of low foliage year-round.
So you can plant it to discretely and unobtrusively weave between other taller plants, and act as a groundcover when not in flower. But boy when it flowers – then you really notice its presence.
Campanula persicifolia is often planted as a hardy companion with roses. The clean, slender spires of flowers make a great show towering amongst the rose bushes, without causing any harm or overwhelming the health of the roses.
Plant Campanula persicifolia ‘Telham Beauty’ in Full Sun to Part Shade.
It is frost hardy.
Tolerates wide range of soils including clay.
Hardy and easy perennial clump.
75cm H x 60cm W approx.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Scatter seeds in the garden in spring or autumn / or sow in punnets indoors at any time.
Indoors for earlier plants: Scatter on surface of good quality potting mix.
Press gently, but don’t cover with mix. Light is needed for germination.
Keep moist. Temperatures of around 18-20C is best for rapid germination.
Seedlings emerge in approx. 14-28 days.
SEED COUNT: 500 seeds per pack approx. (so plenty to share with friends).