Peach-Leaved Bellflower Campanula versicolor

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


Campanula versicolor, commonly known as the Varied Bellflower, boasts a captivating aesthetic that effortlessly graces any garden setting. This enchanting plant is a symphony of foliage and blooms, with its leaves typically forming a lush, low-growing mound. The foliage presents a vibrant green palette that serves as the perfect backdrop for the floral display. The standout feature of the Varied Bellflower is its enchanting blossoms. Each flower is shaped like a miniature bell or goblet, hanging delicately from slender stems that arise from the verdant mound of leaves below. These bells come in an array of colors, which is hinted at by the plant's name "versicolor." From deep purples and blues to softer shades of lavender and sometimes even hints of white, the blooms provide a spectacular array of colors that can catch the eye and calm the spirit. The petals have a tendency to gracefully curl back at the edges, adding a subtle flair to their already charming form. As the plant progresses through its blooming period, these flowers come and go, creating a dynamic and ever-changing display of beauty. With blossoms appearing in succession over a period of time, the Varicolor Bellflower ensures a long-lasting and varied presentation that can continually refresh the appearance of any garden space it inhabits. Overall, the plant exudes a rustic yet graceful charm that can enhance the natural beauty of any outdoor area.

Plant Info
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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Various-Colored Bellflower, Versicolor Bellflower, Turkish Bellflower

    • Common names

      Campanula versicolor

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Campanula versicolor, commonly known as Variegated Bellflower, is not listed as a toxic plant to humans. However, as with many plants that are not commonly recognized as edible, it is often recommended to avoid ingesting it as a precaution. If you suspect poisoning from any plant, you should contact a medical professional.

    • To pets

      Variegated Bellflower is not known to be toxic to pets. However, it's always best to prevent pets from eating ornamental plants as they might cause gastrointestinal discomfort due to the foreign nature of the plant matter, rather than true toxicity. If you notice any signs of illness in your pet after ingestion, consult with a veterinarian.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Spread

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Values - The plant, commonly known as the Versicolored Bellflower, has attractive flowers that enhance garden aesthetics.
    • Pollinator Attraction - It attracts bees and beneficial insects, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Low Maintenance - Versicolored Bellflower requires minimal care once established, making it suitable for novice gardeners.
    • Drought Tolerance - It is relatively drought-tolerant, conserving water resources.
    • Soil Adaptability - This plant can adapt to a variety of soil types, which makes it versatile for different garden settings.
    • Seasonal Interest - It adds seasonal interest to gardens with its flowering period in late spring and summer.

  • 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

    • Decorative garnish: The Campanula versicolor, commonly known as Netted Bellflower, because of its colorful and delicate appearance, can be used to add a whimsical touch to culinary presentations.
    • Fairy gardens: This plant is excellent for creating magical and miniature fairy garden scenarios due to its small size and enchanting bell-shaped flowers.
    • Edible flowers: The blooms of Netted Bellflower are edible and can be added to salads or used as an ingredient in various dishes for a touch of color and mild flavor.
    • Nature photography: As a photogenic plant, the Netted Bellflower offers an attractive subject for photographers, especially those specializing in florals and macro imagery.
    • Terrariums: Its compact growth habit makes it suitable for inclusion in terrariums, where it can thrive under controlled conditions.
    • Art and craft: Dried or pressed flowers of Campanula versicolor can be used in scrapbooking, card making, or other paper crafts for a botanical element.
    • Educational purposes: The plant can be used in botany and horticulture programs as an example of the Campanulaceae family and bell-shaped flower species.
    • Butterfly gardens: Netted Bellflower can be included in butterfly gardens to attract pollinators, as its nectar-rich flowers are appealing to butterflies and bees.
    • Dye production: Historically, many plants in the Campanula genus were used in the production of dyes; the flowers and stems of Netted Bellflower may also be used to create natural dyes.
    • Creative writing inspiration: The unique beauty of the plant can be a muse for poets, writers, and artists seeking inspiration from the natural world.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Campanula, commonly known as Bellflower, is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Campanula, commonly known as Bellflower, is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Gratitude: Campanula, or bellflower, often symbolizes gratitude due to its delicate and poised bell-shaped flowers, which seem to nod in appreciation.
    • Constancy and Everlasting Love: With its perennial nature, the bellflower represents unwavering affection and a commitment that lasts through time.
    • Humility: Its unassuming posture and the way the blooms hang down has made the bellflower emblematic of humility, suggesting a gentle and modest disposition.
    • Vulnerability: The fragile appearance of the bellflower can also imply vulnerability, hinting at the delicate nature of love and the care it requires to flourish.

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

    The Harlequin Bellflower needs to be watered regularly to keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. During the growing season, water it thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. About 16-24 ounces of water per week should suffice, depending on the size of the plant and environmental conditions. Cut back on watering in the winter months when plant growth slows down. Always use lukewarm water and avoid getting the foliage wet to prevent leaf diseases.

  • sunLight

    Harlequin Bellflower thrives in partial shade to full sun. The ideal spot is one where it receives morning sunlight and is protected from the harsh afternoon sun. This balance of light conditions supports robust growth and optimal flowering.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Harlequin Bellflower performs best in temperatures between 50°F and 85°F. It can survive slight dips below freezing but should be protected from frost and extreme cold which can damage or kill the plant. The ideal range for active growth is within 60°F to 75°F.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune Harlequin Bellflower to remove spent flowers and to encourage a second bloom. Trimming can also help to maintain the plant's shape and prevent it from becoming leggy. The best time for pruning is immediately after the first flush of flowers fade, which is typically in early summer.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The Harlequin Flower thrives best in well-draining soil with added organic matter such as compost or peat. A suitable soil mix for the Harlequin Flower would consist of equal parts loam, peat, and sharp sand to ensure good drainage while retaining moisture. The ideal soil pH for this plant is slightly acidic to neutral, ranging from 6.0 to 7.5.

  • plantRepotting

    The Harlequin Flower should be repotted every 1 to 2 years to replenish soil nutrients and to accommodate root growth. It's best to repot during the springtime when the plant is emerging from dormancy and before the onset of vigorous growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Optimal humidity conditions for the Harlequin Flower are moderate, reflecting its preference for a natural, outdoor environment. It tolerates a wide humidity range, but around 40-50% is ideal, avoiding extremely dry air which can cause leaf tip browning.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright, indirect light; water when the topsoil is dry.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in partial shade, protect from strong winds, and water regularly.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Campanula versicolor, commonly known as the Variegated Bellflower, typically begins its life cycle when seeds germinate in late winter to early spring. After sprouting, the seedlings develop into rosettes of foliage at the ground level. As the plant matures, it develops upright stems that bear the characteristic bell-shaped, colorful flowers, usually in late spring to summer. Following the blooming period, the flowers are pollinated, leading to the formation of seed capsules that contain numerous small seeds. Once mature, these seeds are dispersed by wind or animal activity to propagate new plants. In the colder months, the above-ground parts of the Campanula versicolor die back, with the plant surviving as a perennial through its underground root system, ready to regrow the following spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-early summer

    • Propogation: The most popular method of propagating Campanula versicolor, commonly known as the Ladybell Bellflower, is through seed sowing. Seeds are best sown indoors in early spring, around 6 to 8 weeks before the last expected frost. The seeds need light to germinate, so they should be spread on the surface of well-drained soil mix and not covered. Maintain a temperature within the growing medium of around 70°F (21°C). Keep the soil moist but not wet. Seedlings usually emerge in 2-3 weeks and once they are large enough to handle and the risk of frost has passed, they can be transplanted outdoors, spaced about 12 inches (30 centimeters) apart to allow for full growth and optimal air circulation.