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A picture of a Chimney Bellflower

Chimney Bellflower

Campanula pyramidalis

Also known as

Steeple bellflower, Bellflower

Campanula pyramidalis 03 by Michael Wolf (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Chimney Bellflower

Some Campanula pyramidalis flowers in a garden
Some Campanula pyramidalis flowers in a garden

Chimney Bellflower Overview

Campanula pyramidalis is a beautiful species, also known by the name Chimney Bellflower, due to its numerous pyramid-shaped flower spikes that appear in summer. It's a deciduous short-lived perennial species with a clumping growth habit. Better treated as a biennial and raising new plants from seed each year, Campanula pyramidalis is popular for its stunning light blue to purple bell-shaped flowers which last for a long time during the summer. Well-loved by bees and other pollinators, this plant is a great addition to any garden. Its foliage is dark green. The Chimney Bellflower prefers full sun and is happiest in a light, slightly alkaline soil. It is easy to grow and to love!

Common problems with Chimney Bellflower

How to propagate Chimney Bellflower


Basal cuttings in spring.


Division best done in spring or autumn.


Special features of Chimney Bellflower

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Attracts butterflies

Attracts useful insects

Good plants for attracting bees and other pollinating insect wildlife into your garden.

Other uses of Chimney Bellflower

Rock garden. borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.


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