Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


  • Product Info

    American Bellflower (Campanulastrum americana)
    Bellflower Family
    Blue flowers are a bee favorite and not as common in the wildflower world. Blooms open starting at the bottom of a long flowering stalk and slowly work their way up–the long bloom time is appreciated in mid-late summer. Leave the seed heads up for this biennial (and sometimes annual) and you will never be without a bellflower again. If planted in more than 6 hours of sun, make sure it stays consistently moist, or be prepared to water in dry times.
    Blooms: Blue, 3-4 weeks, July-Sep
    Leaves: Simple, elliptical, 3-6", taper in size up the stalk
    Height: 2-5’
    Space: 2-3’
    Soil: Average-Dry-Moist-Wet
    Exposure: Part sun-Part shade-Shade
    Fauna: Long-tongue bees, butterflies, hummingbirds
    Deer Resistance: Moderate
    Zone: 4-8
    Seeds: ⅓” tubular dried capsules contain numerous tiny, shiny, brown seeds
    Native Status: NC native, common in the Mountains, uncommon in the Piedmont, rare in the Sandhills
    Provenance: Unknown, seed grown