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: 3 - 9 Location at Monticello: West and East Lawn Oval Beds Planting Conditions: Full Suna and Part Shade Map it:

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Blooming Dates 2002: May 6 – Oct 112003: Jun 9 – Aug 22004: May 25 – Nov 122005: Jun 3 – Nov 82006: May 24 – Dec 12007: May 15 – Aug 162009: May 11 – Aug 42011: Jun 21 – Aug 202014: Jun 16 – Jul 17