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Bellflower Plant (Uvularia grandiflora)
Bellflower (Campanula) is a genus of flowering plants in Campanulaceae. There are over 500 species of bellflower, which are found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, with the highest diversity in the Mediterranean region.
Bellflowers are known for their bell-shaped flowers, which come in various colors, including blue, purple, white, and pink. They bloom in summer and can continue to flower into fall. The leaves are typically toothed or lobed and can be evergreen or deciduous.
Bellflowers can be grown in various settings, including garden beds, borders, and rock gardens. They prefer well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade.
They are relatively easy to grow and propagate, and many species self-seed.
Some popular species of bellflower include the harebell (Campanula rotundifolia), Canterbury bells (Campanula medium), and peach-leaved bellflower (Campanula persicifolia).
Bellflower Plant: Uvularia grandiflora, the bellflower plant, is a perennial woodland species native to eastern and central North America. Due to its early spring arrival, many gardeners include this lovely yellow flower in their landscape plan. In some USDA growing zones, it blooms for about two weeks as early as March--a welcome sight for winter-weary eyes.
If this plant seems familiar, but the name doesn't sound right to your ears, you may better recognize it by one of its many names. Here are a few others:
- Large bellwort
- Large flower bellwort
- Large-flowered bellwort
- Merry bells
- Great merry bells
- Yellow bellwort
Each of these nicknames comes from the sunny yellow, bell-shaped flowers.
Where to Grow the Bellflower Plant
As a native to the lush forests across the eastern United States, the bellflower perennial plant prefers filtered sun to a full shade location. It will accept a couple of hours of full morning sunshine despite the shade preference.
It also likes soil that compares to what it would have in the forest--lots of rich, woody material. Think about adding compost, shredded leaves, and hardwood mulch. Bellflower is an excellent companion plant with other forest species, such as ferns and peat moss.
Bellflower can tolerate short periods of dryness and heat. However, it prefers well-draining soil with some moisture. You might need to water it during summertime's hot spells.
Besides optimizing these growing conditions, the bellflower plant is self-sufficient and resilient. Once established, you will enjoy it without much intervention.
Use bellflowers in a shade garden, rock garden, or natural area. But leave space--it will soon colonize and give you lots of baby bellflowers to dig up and use throughout your property or share with friends.
The Sunny Look of Bellflowers
Bellflower leaves reach about six inches long and two inches wide, forming a pale green lance shape. They encircle the green stem and have an interesting fine white fuzz on the bottom.
The cheery yellow flowers form a cone shape and then gracefully droop, forming an elongated bell shape. Each flower has six petals, emitting a soft, fresh floral fragrance.
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