Hi, I was wondering what kind of flower this is that I found growing in my...

Asked June 13, 2015, 2:56 PM EDT

Hi, I was wondering what kind of flower this is that I found growing in my grandmother's garden. She is in southern IA, I live in St Paul. I am wondering if it would be safe to transplant it to this colder environment. "Bluebell" is too vague a term apparently. The blossom looks like a Harebell, but the stem and leaves do not. It has alternating leaves all the way up the stem, mixed in with the flowers that also alternate up the strong stem. I did not get a good look at the base of the plant because the area was overgrown and it started to rain on me and the camera. I hope this is enough to identify it and let me know if it will be happy in MN too.

Ramsey County Minnesota

3 Responses

It is a campanula. It may be creeping bellflower. Creeping Bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides) is a bell flower that has escaped from cultivation and is often considered a lawn weed in MN. Please compare your plant to this site before you transplant a piece.

https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/flower/creeping-bellflower

There are many types of campanula in cultivation.
http://www.finegardening.com/bellflower-campanula



Hmm, the leavesare not heart shaped at all, only long & narrow like the ones in the photo. They look more like the peach-leaf variety. She used to have them growing in clumps, now they are mostly gone... They are dying off compared to the other plants in the area, not spreading.

I am glad that it is not creeping bell flower. The following site has more information on peach leaf bell flower.
http://www.finegardening.com/peach-leaved-bellflower-campanula-persicifolia