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Campanula Takesimana Alba

Korean Bellflower



A striking native of Korea, Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower) is a vigorously-spreading perennial with gracefully arching stems bearing long bell-shaped, drooping, satiny creamy-white flowers flushed with lilac-pink and adorned with dark speckles inside.Huge 3" long pendulous flower clusters,

Polinators love them.Deer tolerant.


Excellent cut flower with long vase live.Must have.Great for wedding work and/or flower market in farmers market bouquets.

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Plant life Cycle: Hardy perennial

Site: Full Sun/Part Shade

Days to germinate : 14-21 days

Days to maturity :120-150 days

Height: 24-38"
Sow: surface, press into soil

Plant spacing:  24-48"

Growing Zone : 5-8 

Frost Hardy : - 22F

Bloom time: June-September

Approx seeds per packet : 100



Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers part shade in hot summer climates. Plants need regular moisture. They grow well in underplantings around shrubs and trees or in part shade border areas. Foliage is generally semi-evergreen in USDA Zones 8-9. However, plants do not perform well in the hot and humid summer climates of the deep South in areas where night temperatures consistently remain above 70 degrees F. Divide clumps in fall every 3-4 years. Under ideal growing conditions, these plants can be quite aggressive, sometimes spreading vigorously in the landscape by both self-seeding and by underground rhizomes


Noteworthy Characteristics

Campanula takesimana, commonly known as Korean bellflower, is an erect rhizomatous perennial that typically grows in a spreading clump to 2-3’ tall. It is native to Korea. Glossy, leathery, heart-shaped, dark green leaves (to 4” long) with toothed margins form basal rosettes. Reddish, leafy flower stems rise from each rosette to as much as 3’ tall in late spring, each bearing an inflorescence of tubular-campanulate, pendant, lantern-like, lilac-white flowers (each to 2” long) with maroon interior spotting. Flowers bloom from June to August.


How To Grow:

Days to germination:7-14 days at 65-68°F (18-20°C )

For best results, sow  seeds directly onto a good soil-based compost. Sow on surface, slightly prss into soil. Needs Light to germinate! Do Not cover with soil or other planting medium!

68-75 ° F

These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.


Soil Requirements :

Full sun to partial shade; well-drained soil high in organic matter. 5.8-6.2 pH is ideal.



Harvest when 2-3 lower buds on a stem are open. Always harvest flowers early in the morning, or late in the evening

Vase Life:

Long vase life 7-10 days




Campanula Takesimana Alba ( Korean bellflower)

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