American bellflower (Campanulastrum americanum)

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A showy, blue-flowered annual or biennial. Grows in moist, open woodlands.
Item #: CAMAMEs
Binomial Campanulastrum americanum, Campanula americana

American bellflower is a showy annual or biennial. Sow seed in fall if you desire an annual (or start the seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last frost) or sow in late spring for a biennial. This is a very common wildflower and can be found statewide in moist, open woods, along roadsides, streambanks, and forest edges. Bumblebees are the primary pollinators, though other bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds are attracted to the blue flowers as well.

Uses:  Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, rain gardens
Bloom time:  June - August

Height:  3 to 6 feet
Space:  1 to 2 feet

Sun:  Prefers afternoon shade
Moisture:  Average to moist

Seed:  Harvest August - September.
  • 150,000 seeds per ounce
  • 1 ounce per 1,800 square feet
  • 1 pound per 2 acres

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