TALL BELLFLOWER (Capanula americana) is an heirloom wildflower that many enjoy in their gardens in a sunny or partially sunny back border. It can get tall -- usually around 5' but I have one that is 8' high. The oval serrated leaves remain pest free and brilliant green. The stems are strong and do not require staking. They are grown as annuals because they are self-seeding, but biennial because it is sometime the second year before they produce their glorious lavender blue open faced (not bell) flowers. Mine have been growing since early Spring and are just now producing flowers in late October, but then we have had such crazy un-seasonal weather this year. They attract hummingbirds and other pollinators in droves. Easy to grow in Zones 3 to 8b. 100 Seeds.
MEDICINAL: The Iriquois made a tea from the root to treat whooping cough and other respiratory ailments.