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Takion Blue Campanula

Campanula persicifolia 'Takion Blue'

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Takion Blue Campanula (Campanula persicifolia 'Takion Blue') at Gertens

Takion Blue Campanula flowers

Takion Blue Campanula flowers

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Takion Blue Campanula (Campanula persicifolia 'Takion Blue') at Gertens

Takion Blue Campanula in bloom

Takion Blue Campanula in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  20 inches

Spread:  16 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Takion Blue Peachleaf Bellflower

Description:

Captivating violet-blue bells are scattered among the attractive, bright green, strappy leaves; a low spreading growth habit; beautiful in mass plantings, thrives in well drained, moist areas

Ornamental Features

Takion Blue Campanula is smothered in stunning blue bell-shaped flowers with violet overtones at the ends of the stems from late spring to early summer. Its narrow leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Takion Blue Campanula is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Self-Seeding

Takion Blue Campanula is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Takion Blue Campanula will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Takion Blue Campanula is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our experts for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

Gertens Sizes and Prices

#1 container - $8.99

* Sizes and availability are subject to change. Please check with the store for specific details.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features