- Bell flower is also known as the Tall Bellflower or the American Bellflower. This plant is truly beautiful in bloom and will fit in any landscape.
Bell Flower-Campanula Americana
The Bell Flower, or Campanula, is a genus of flowering herb named for its signature bloom. The saucer-shaped petals, resembling the curvature and structure of a bell, are usually blue in color, appearing in the temperate zones of the Northern Hemisphere. Common to North America and Europe, the Bell Flower also appears in the Mediterranean regions of Asia and Africa. There is a great deal of variety amongst the Bell Flower, with various annuals, biennials, and perennials, making it highly prized for cultivation. Requiring limited sunlight and with a high tolerance for drought, the Bell Flower, growing anywhere from 6 inches to 3 feet, is an easy and colorful addition to any garden. Bell Flower can be height of up to 6 feet when fully grown. The blooms are normally a bluish purple with yellow centers and though it is called a Bellflower, the blooms are not shaped like bells. They appear on the end of the stem and also in various places along the stem making it just breathtaking. They will start blooming in midsummer and continue into fall. These plants will reach their optimum growth when planted in climate zones 4 through 11. They are very easy to grow and love full to partial sun. The soil should be moist and well drained. Campanula Americana is the botanical name for this plant.