Tall American Bellflower (Campanula americana) in the Bellflowers Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Tall American Bellflower
Give a thumbs up American Bellflower
Give a thumbs up Bellflower
Give a thumbs up American-bellflower
Give a thumbs up Bluebell
Give a thumbs up Tall Bellflower

Botanical names:
Campanula americana Accepted
Campanula americana var. illinoensis Synonym
Campanulastrum americanum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Biennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Plant Spread: 2 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Lavender
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds
Suitable for wintersowing
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in spring. Alpine species should be sown in an open frame.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
Division
Other: take basal root cuttings
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

#pollination

Wildflowers Attract Pollinators to Your GardensWildflowers Attract Pollinators to Your Gardens
August 18, 2013

Do you want to attract bees, butterflies, and/or hummingbirds to your garden? The best way to lure pollinators into your garden is to plant things they love. Pollinators love wildflowers. These are a few of my favorites that are loved by pollinators and are easy to grow.

(Full article15 comments)
Give a thumbs up

Photo gallery:
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2018-07-06#pollination
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: ILDate: 2017-07-13
By molanic
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2010-06-23
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-07-29
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Image
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: TennesseeDate: 2003-06-29Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/
By SongofJoy
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-07-13
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2014-10-02Basal leaves; late in their first year.
By chelle
Give a thumbs up
Location: Vienna, VADate: 2017-06-30This is a single plant growing in full sun.
By Muddy1
Give a thumbs up
Location: Adams Co., IllinoisDate: July, 2006in the wild
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2002-07-11Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/
By SongofJoy
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-07-14
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-10-11
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 10-12-12
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-08-22
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-07-24
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: Natural Area in Northeastern Indiana  - Zone 5bDate: 2012-07-20
By chelle
Give a thumbs up
Location: Natural Area in Northeastern Indiana  - Zone 5bDate: 2012-07-20
By chelle
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-07-26
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-06-29
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: nov 2913an annual reseeder
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-07-14
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
By Joy
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-02-22
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: Vienna, VADate: 2017-06-30This shows the main stalk and the basal rosette from which it eme
By Muddy1
Give a thumbs up
Location: Vienna, VADate: June 30close-up of the first flower bud
By Muddy1
Give a thumbs up
Location: Vienna, VADate: 2017-06-30several young plants shooting up from basal rosettes
By Muddy1
Give a thumbs up

This plant is tagged in:
Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

Comments:
Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Oct 27, 2011 12:39 AM

Native, natural habitat is in moist, open woods and borders of woods, wooded streamsides, and thickets.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Plant Events from our members
chelle On October 1, 2014 Transplanted
(2014 winter sown) large seedling planted mid-way along garage/shed wall, behind and slightly E of Buckthorn - for morning and late afternoon sun only.
chelle On September 4, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
Gathered seed.
MrsBinWY On January 5, 2019 Seeds sown
WS eight (8x5) 2.25" pots, seeds from 2018G.
MrsBinWY On June 16, 2017 Potted up
11
MrsBinWY On April 26, 2017 Seeds germinated
MrsBinWY On March 11, 2017 Seeds sown
coffee filter in baggie in fridge for 30 days, little bit of H2O2, lots of seeds, from molanic; jugged 4-15-17
» Post your own event for this plant

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
2017 Garden Chat and Photos by RickM Dec 31, 2017 1:15 PM 511
2017 Spring Plant Swap CHAT by RickM Jun 2, 2017 3:39 PM 443
What did I germinate? by upat5 Jul 29, 2016 4:56 AM 2
Gardening for Bees, Butterflies, and Birds in the Mid-At by ssgardener Dec 6, 2016 9:28 PM 875
Yardening in the Mid-Atlantic by Eric4home Feb 9, 2020 8:12 PM 3,215
Shade plants you love by Lestv Dec 31, 2015 7:13 PM 12
Who is saving seeds this fall? by mom2goldens Oct 21, 2014 12:53 PM 100

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Bellflowers Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Bellflowers (Campanula)

« The Bellflowers Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by bootandall and is called "cabbage leaves"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.