Takion Blue Campanula - New For 2019!
Campanula persicifolia 'Takion Blue'
Takion Blue Campanula flowers
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Height: 22 inches
Spread: 16 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3
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
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. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
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;
Takion Blue Campanula is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Takion Blue Campanula will grow to be about 18 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.
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 store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.