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Bellflower (Campanula): Campanula persicifolia ‘Telham Beauty’- Peach – leaved bellflower




Telham Beauty is an herbaceous perennial which is also known as Peach-leaved bellflower. This perennial can grow up to a height of 3 to 4 feet and can spread from 1.5 to 2 feet. This perennial sends up flower shoots. These species have large flowers of Lavender blue color, placed on slender leafless spikes. The flowers are 1.5 inches long. The leaves are glossy green and the bloom comes from late spring to summer. The blooms turn dark-blue or Porcelain blue in summer and so does the foliage. The stems can grow stems to 2-4′ tall and are erect and not branched. These stems rise from basal rosettes of toothed, glossy leaves which are dark green in color and 4-8 inches long. The leaves are long and thin like peach tree leaves and hence the name Peach leaved bell flower.
This perennial is clump-forming and deciduous in nature. These varieties have slender spikes of china blue bells and give a real charm to cottage garden and in Beds and borders. This plant needs full sun to partial shade. It grows in hardy hardiness zones of 3 to7. It needs chalky/alkaline and well-drained/light soil. They are extreme heat intolerant.

Growing conditions for Telham beauty:

• Dig the soil and make holes that are not very deep.
• Add organic matter to the soil.
• Loosen the soil and plant them.
• Water till the roots settle with soil.
• Add bark mulch to 1-3 inches thickness to ensure proper draining.
• If sowing the seeds, sow them in late summer or spring.
• This plant needs full sun to partial shade.
• It grows in hardy hardiness zones of 3 to 7.
• It needs chalky/alkaline and well-drained/light soil.
• They are extremely heat intolerant.
• Fertilize during the growing season for good flowering.
• Do not over fertilize and do not overwater.

Care for Telham beauty:

• Divide clumps every 3-4 years.
• This plant needs full sun to partial shade.
• Remove spent flowers to encourage additional bloom.
• ‘Telham Beauty’ spreads in the garden by underground rhizomes and by self-seeding.
• There are Specific pests like Rabbits, Slugs and Snails that can trouble the plant.
• There are some Specific diseases like Leaf spot and Powdery mildew that one needs to take care from.
• Cut back after flowering to re-bloom.
• Keep removing the weeds to ensure proper nutrition to the plant.
• Add generic N-P-K (nitrogen – phosphorus – potassium) fertilizer during the growing season.
• Do not over fertilize as the leaves, flowers as well as growth of the leaves will suffer.

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