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Tall Bellflower
Campanula americana

a.k.a. White Doll's Daisy, American Bellflower

Tall Bellflower can reach 5 feet in height, with violet flowers that bloom in late summer. An annual or biennial plant, it is self-seeding.

USDA symbol: CAAM18

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height5 to 7 feet
Light ExposureSun, Part Sun
Soil MoistureWet
Bloom ColorWhite
Tall Bellflower (Tall Bellflower<div><em class="small">Campanula americana</em></div>)
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Flooding / Inundation ToleranceModerate
General Resilience7
Salt ToleranceNone

Pollinator Value: High

Bloom MonthsJune to August
Larval Host ofBees
Specific Pollinators HostedColletes brevicornis, Dufourea maura, Megachile campanulae
Pollinator BenefitInsect Pollinated, Provides Nectar, Supports Specialists

Project Planning

Project TypeErosion Control, Rain Garden
Coefficient of Conservatism5
Herbivore SensitivityLow
Rate of SpreadFast
Soil StabilizationShallow
Vegetative ReproductionAbsent


CountyBig Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Dakota, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Goodhue, Hennepin, Houston, Jackson, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueur, Martin, Mower, Nicollet, Olmsted, Ramsey, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Sherburne, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Washington, Watonwan, Winona, Wright, Yellow Medicine
EcoregionDriftless Area, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Glaciated Plains, Northern Lakes and Forests, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland