Peach-leaved Bellflower Campanula persicifolia

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
fairy bellflower


The plant commonly known as Peach-leaved Bellflower has narrow, lance-shaped leaves that form a mound at its base. These leaves somewhat resemble those of a peach tree, which is reflected in its common name. As the plant matures, upright stems emerge, bearing clusters of bell-shaped flowers. These captivating flowers are usually in shades of blue, purple or white. The petals are fused at the base, creating the iconic bell shape that gracefully opens towards the tip. This bellflower blooms in early summer and can continue flowering until fall under optimal conditions. The blossoms of this perennial are not only a favorite for garden enthusiasts but also attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, adding to the charm and ecological value of the plant.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Peach-Leaved Bellflower, Peach Bells, Willow Bell, Bellflower, Fairy Bellflower

    • Common names

      Campanula cespitosa, Campanula cespitosa, Campanula coriacea, Campanula elatines, Campanula fastigiata, Campanula heterophylla, Campanula persicifolia var. alba, Campanula persicifolia var. caerulea, Campanula persicifolia var. discolor, Campanula persicifolia var. nana, Campanula persicifolia var. pyramidalis, Campanula pulcherrima, Campanula pyramidata, Campanula rhomboidalis, Campanula serrata, Campanula speciosa, Medium persicifolium, Rapuntia persicifolia

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Peach-leaved bellflower (Campanula persicifolia) is generally considered non-toxic to humans. Consequently, ingestion of this plant is not expected to cause serious symptoms of poisoning. However, individual sensitivities can vary, and eating plants not intended for consumption is generally not advisable.

    • To pets

      Peach-leaved bellflower is also generally considered safe for pets with no known significant toxicity. It is unlikely to cause symptoms of poisoning if ingested by pets. However, as with humans, individual reactions may vary and it is typically best to prevent pets from consuming non-food plants.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      2-3 feet (60-90 cm)

    • Spread

      1-1.5 feet (30-45 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: The Peach-leaved Bellflower features attractive bell-shaped flowers that add beauty to gardens and landscapes.
    • Attracts Pollinators: Its flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects that play a crucial role in the pollination of plants.
    • Low Maintenance: Campanula persicifolia is known for being easy to care for, requiring minimal upkeep once established.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, it can tolerate periods of drought, making it suitable for xeriscaping or in regions with water restrictions.
    • Cold Hardy: It's resistant to cold temperatures and can survive in colder climates, making it a versatile choice for many gardens.
    • Variety of Uses: It's suitable for borders, cottage gardens, rock gardens or as a ground cover, providing versatility in landscaping design.
    • Long Blooming Period: It offers a long flowering season, typically from early to mid-summer, providing color and interest for an extended time.
    • Perennial Growth: As a perennial plant, it will return year after year, making it a cost-effective addition to the garden.
    • Wildlife Shelter: The plant's foliage provides shelter for small wildlife, contributing to biodiversity in the garden ecosystem.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • As a natural dye: The blossoms of peach-leaved bellflower can be used to create a natural dye for fabrics, producing delicate shades of blue or purple depending on the mordant used.
    • In floral arrangements: The tall spikes and bell-shaped flowers are commonly used in fresh floral arrangements, particularly in cottage-style or informal wedding bouquets.
    • As an edible flower: The blossoms can add a touch of color to salads and desserts; they have a subtle flavor and are primarily used for their decorative appeal.
    • In companion planting: Peach-leaved bellflower can be planted alongside vegetables like tomatoes to attract pollinators and beneficial insects to the garden.
    • For ornamental crafts: Dried flower stalks can be incorporated into dried flower arrangements or used to create ornamental wreaths and other crafts.
    • As a photography subject: Due to their striking appearance, these flowers are often photographed and used in botanical art and as subjects for nature photography.
    • In fairy gardens: The delicate appearance of the peach-leaved bellflower makes it a whimsical addition to themed miniature gardens or fairy gardens.
    • As a natural indicator: Flowering time can be an indicator of the beginning of summer in temperate climate zones.
    • For educational purposes: These plants can be used to teach botany students about plant structure, pollination, and the lifecycle of perennial plants.
    • As a groundcover: When planted densely, peach-leaved bellflower can act as a living mulch or groundcover, suppressing weeds and retaining soil moisture.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Peach-leaved Bellflower is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Peach-leaved Bellflower is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Eternal Love: The bell-shaped flowers of Campanula persicifolia, commonly known as Peach-leaved Bellflower, are often associated with everlasting love. The delicate and persistent bloom reflects the enduring nature of love.
    • Gratitude: Giving someone a Peach-leaved Bellflower is a way to express your gratitude. The flower's gentle appearance is seen as a reminder of the softness of appreciation.
    • Constancy: The plant's tendency to return year after year in the same spot is symbolic of constancy and faithfulness in relationships.
    • Humility: Due to its unassuming beauty and the way it grows close to the ground, the Peach-leaved Bellflower represents modesty and humility.
    • Vitality: Campanula persicifolia is a hearty plant that can thrive in a variety of conditions, symbolizing vitality and the ability to overcome challenges.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring to early summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Peach-leaved bellflower should be watered regularly to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. It is important to water deeply once a week, providing about one to one and a half gallons per plant, ensuring it reaches the roots rather than just wetting the surface. During hot spells or dry periods, you may need to water twice a week. Reduce watering in the winter when the plant is dormant. Overhead watering should be avoided to prevent leaf diseases; instead, water at the base of the plant.

  • sunLight

    Peach-leaved bellflower thrives best in full sun to partial shade. The ideal spot would get morning sunlight and some afternoon shade, especially in hotter climates, to protect it from the intense heat of the day. However, too much shade can lead to leggy growth and fewer blooms, so ensure it receives at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight daily.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Peach-leaved bellflower prefers a temperate climate with temperatures ranging from 60 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. It can tolerate minimum temperatures down to about 20 degrees Fahrenheit and maximum temperatures up to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. These bellflowers will bloom best if they’re grown in conditions that mimic their ideal temperature range, avoiding extremes of cold or heat.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning peach-leaved bellflower promotes bushier growth and prevents the plant from self-seeding excessively. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage new blooms and cut back the plant by about one-third after flowering to maintain a compact shape. The best time for heavy pruning is late winter or early spring before new growth begins.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Peach Bells thrive in well-draining, fertile loam with a pH range of 6.0 to 8.0. A mix of garden soil, compost, and perlite or grit can provide the nutrients and drainage needed.

  • plantRepotting

    Peach Bells should be repotted every 2-3 years to refresh the soil and accommodate root growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Peach Bells prefer moderate humidity but are adaptable to various conditions; avoid overly dry air which can stress the plant.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place Peach Bells in a well-lit spot and ensure soil drainage.

    • Outdoor

      Plant Peach Bells in partial shade to full sun with well-draining soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      3-8 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Campanula persicifolia, commonly known as Peach-leaved Bellflower, begins its life cycle as seeds which germinate in spring under sufficient light and moisture conditions. Following germination, the seedlings establish themselves, developing into a rosette of lanceolate leaves at the base. In the subsequent year, the plant forms a tall flowering stem bearing bell-shaped violet-blue to white flowers from early to mid-summer. After pollination, often by bees attracted to the nectar, the flowers produce small capsule-like fruits that release numerous seeds. The plant, being a perennial, dies back to ground level in autumn, with the root system surviving through winter to regenerate new growth the next spring. Subsequent years see Campanula persicifolia continue this cycle of flowering and seeding, spreading within the garden and maintaining its presence through self-seeding.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to early summer

    • Campanula persicifolia, commonly known as peach-leaved bellflower, can be propagated by seed, division, or basal cuttings. The most popular method is by seed, which is usually sown in early spring. To propagate by seed, one should surface sow them on a pre-moistened seed starting mix, lightly pressing the seeds into the surface. If possible, provide light, which assists with germination, and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Seeds will typically germinate in two to four weeks at room temperature. Once seedlings have developed true leaves and are large enough to handle, they can be transplanted into individual pots or suitable locations outdoors. It is important to acclimatize the young plants gradually to outdoor conditions before planting them in their final positions.