Bellflower (Campanula spp.)

Bellflower Plant Features

Campanula, also called bellflower, gets its name from the lovely, pendulous blue blooms that appear on the plant from mid-summer till fall. It's a snap to grow and will quickly spread through your garden filling empty spaces with color. Bellflower is a sun-loving perennial that works well in a mixed flower border, rock garden, or in beds by itself. There is a wide variety of bellflower species to choose from. Some bellflowers grow just a few inches tall, while others can grow 3 feet tall. Zones 3-8.

Bellflower Questions
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Bellflower Growing Instructions

To keep bellflower from becoming invasive, pull young offshoots as they develop or plant in a location that will prevent the roots from spreading. The plants grow best in full sun, but will also thrive in partial shade. Bellflower prefers a rich, well drained soil. Deadhead faded flowers to encourage additional bloom. The plants are relatively deer-resistant.

Bellflower is not intended for human or animal consumption.
  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Light

    Outside: Sun

  • Colors



  • Special Features

    Attracts butterflies

    Deer/rabbit resistant

Complement your Bellflower

Geranium, Perennial
Cranesbill geranium makes an excellent partner for campanula. They have complementary bloom times and colors.

Our favorite varieties

Swinging Bells Blue Bellflower

Swinging Bells Blue Bellflower

Campanula 'Swinging Bells Blue'

Let the perky blue flowers of ‘Swinging Bells Blue’ bellflower cheer up your early summer garden. This delightful plant works well in containers or in the rock garden. It grows 10 or 12 inches tall with an upright habit. This little bellflower needs full sun.

Swinging Bells White Bellflower

Swinging Bells White Bellflower

Campanula ‘Swinging Bells White’

Small white blooms appear on ‘Swinging Bells White’ bellflower in June and July. It’s an easy-care variety with almost no insect or disease problems. Plant it in full sun. It will grow 10-12 inches tall.

Ringsabell Indigo Blue Bellflower

Ringsabell Indigo Blue Bellflower

Campanula 'Ringsabell Indigo Blue'

This variety shows off large, violet-blue pendant flowers that hang like bells over the dark green foliage. It blooms from late spring to midsummer and grows 15 inches tall and wide. Zones 5-9