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PlantFiles: Chimney Bellflower
Campanula pyramidalis

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Campanula (kam-PAN-yoo-luh) (Info)
Species: pyramidalis (peer-uh-mid-AH-liss) (Info)

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive BuckinghamCM On Jul 19, 2014, BuckinghamCM from Montcuq
France wrote:

This plant is very versatile in as much that it can be used at the back of the garden border, growing up to 9Ft high, it can also be used to very dramatic effect as a house plant, I plant a selected specimen, (this needs to be selected as some plants grow out horizontally before going up ),these are planted in a 10" clay pot and grown on until they form flower buds (in their second year),they are then brought inside and placed, usually in the fireplace (chimney bellflower ?), as the flowers form from the top of the stem they make a lovely much commented on display. Please try it, you will use them in subsequent year I am sure.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 19, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Tall - Plant 16" apart. Zone 3-8 Flowers are a clear deep blue on 5' spikes in August. Its stately, erect stems may require staking. Provides needed rich color during the difficult doldrums of late summer. Allow to self seed.


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

San Jose, California
Longmont, Colorado
Chiloquin, Oregon
Ogden, Utah
Xàtiva, Virginia
Seattle, Washington

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