The Main Plant entry for Bellflowers (Campanula)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
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

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Common names
  • Bellflower

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Comments:
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 22, 2013 12:48 AM concerning plant:
    "Campanula is one of several genera in the family Campanulaceae with the common name bellflower. It takes its name from their bell-shaped flowers—campanula is Latin for "little bell".

    The genus includes over 500 species and several subspecies, distributed across the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, with the highest diversity in the Mediterranean region east to the Caucasus.

    The species include annual, biennial and perennial plants, and vary in habit from dwarf arctic and alpine species under 2 inches high, to large temperate grassland and woodland species growing to 6 feet 7 inches tall.

    Campanula species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Common Pug (recorded on Harebell), Dot Moth, Ingrailed Clay (recorded on Harebell), Lime-speck Pug and Mouse Moth."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

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