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
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
Pricing & Availability
Campanulastrum americanumAlso known as:
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.
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
Propagate from seed.
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
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
|Species||Campanulastrum americanum||American bellflower|