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Campanula, Korean Bellflower 'Bellringers'

Campanula takesimana

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Campanula (kam-PAN-yoo-luh) (Info)
Species: takesimana (tak-ess-ih-MAH-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bellringers



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall


Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Elgin, Illinois

Coram, New York

Long Beach, New York

Leesburg, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 17, 2014, plantgnome1 from nowhere land, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Although this plant has pretty flowers, I have now potted it and placed the pot in an area surrounded by Ivy to contain it, because it is a vigorous spreader and I have small babies of it growing all over the place where I don't want it to grow. No matter how you much you remove the babies, more pop up. A very invasive plant, Have to wait till next spring to see where else it spread to and rip it out. Also the flowers hang in a downward position and unless your up close, you can't see the colors of the flower itself.


On Aug 12, 2013, DonnaMack from Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Strong, elegant no care plant, except for deadheading for rebloom. Holds its own at the back of a bed. I have been surprised at its strength and beauty.