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Campanulastrum americanum

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Plant types and subtypes: Biennials, Annuals

Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist

Soil Description: neutral, rich, loam, clay, sand

Height: 3'-4'

Bloom Time: June, July, August

Bloom Color: lavender, blue

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts butterflies, naturalizing

Campanulastrum americanum (American bellflower)
  • Campanulastrum americanum (American bellflower)
  • Campanulastrum americanum (American bellflower)
  • Campanulastrum americanum (American bellflower)
  • Campanulastrum americanum (American bellflower)

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Description

Campanulastrum americanum

Also known as:

American bellflower

,

tall bellflower

Scientific Synonyms:

Campanula americana

Description

Campanulastrum americanum will be either an annual in its southern range, or a biennial in its northern range. It grows as a tall stem with large, green, pointed oblong leaves. The bluish flowers emerge as a long loose terminal spike, composed of small clusters along the upper leaf axils.

Cultivation

American bellflower is found growing in part-shade to part-sun, along woodlands, thickets and stream margins. It is adaptable to a range of soil, preferring a rich, moist environment. Plants will die after blooming, but their ability to self-seed will give them a perennial presence. The bloom period lasts about 1 1/2 months, from mid to late summer. Zones 4-8

Propagation

Propagate from seed.

Additional Notes

the common name "bellflower" is somewhat of a misnomer, because this species has flat flowers that are not at all bell-shaped.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, VA, WI, WV

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Campanulales
Family Campanulaceae Bellflower family
Genus Campanulastrum bellflower
Species Campanulastrum americanum American bellflower