Flower Bio: Campanula (Campanula portenschlagiana)
Botanical Family: Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family)
Related to: balloon flower, lobelia, star creeper
Born in: Campanula is distributed over a wide range in the Northern Hemisphere. The highest diversity of Campanula originates from Southern Europe and Turkey.
Bred by: The Get Mee® series of Campanula are bred in Denmark. The plant breeders continue to refine and improve this series, as they have since 1991.
All-Star Varieties: There is a choice of purple, pink or white-flowered Campanulas available as indoor houseplants.
Fun Fact: The heroine in the fairytale “Rapunzel” took her name from Rampion (Campanula rapunculus). In the Brother Grimm’s version of the tale, the story describes a theft of rampion plants from an enchantress’s garden. She is named Rampion (aka Rapunzel) after the stolen plants for which she was exchanged to forgive the infraction.
Indoors or Outdoors?: This plant will survive outdoors in regions where the temperature stays above -30°F, but will also thrive in a brightly lit indoor location.