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Nettle-leaved Bellflower

Campanula trachelium

The Bellflowers are an enormous genus native to Britain and Europe. Most were common in America by the nineteenth
century and Bernard McMahon offered nine species in 1806, including the Nettle-leaved. It was also once known as Throatwort and Bats-in-the-Hawkesort, but was best known in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as the original Canterbury Bell. This name evoked the ringing horse bells of pilgrims riding through the fields of Campanula trachelium as they traveled to Canterbury.

Growth Type: 
Perennial
Color(s): 
Purple
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3
Location at Monticello: 
West and East Lawn Oval Beds
Planting Conditions: 
Full Suna and Part Shade
Blooming History: 
2002 May 6 to 2002 Oct 112003 Jun 9 to 2003 Aug 22004 May 25 to 2004 Nov 122005 Jun 3 to 2005 Nov 82006 May 24 to 2006 Dec 12007 May 15 to 2007 Aug 162009 May 11 to 2009 Aug 42011 Jun 21 to 2011 Aug 202014 Jun 16 to 2014 Jul 17
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