Campanulastrum americanum

Common name: Tall Bellflower

Native plant

Tall, robust plants with abundant flowers arranged on terminal spikes with occasional flowers on lower axis. Bloom period lasts up to 6 weeks and can be extended by deadheading.  These plants are annual or biennial, dying back once seed has set.  Plants will readily reseed, although they may move around a bit.  Bees are frequent visitors to these plants.

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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Partial Sun / Part Shade, Shade

Bloom period

Summer

Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils

Habitat

Sandy Soils, Savannas, Woodlands

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate

Moderate

Flower color

Purple

Fall color

None

Size

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
6 Feet
Max width
2 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant

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