Tuxedo Park Community Association

Creeping Bellflower is actually a “pest”

From the City of Calgary’s website:

Creeping bellflower

Creeping bellflower plant
Photo: Creeping Bellflower, photo by: Anneli Salo

Creeping bellflower’s pleasing look is often mistaken for a desirable garden plant but is actually quite invasive and can aggressively invade lawns and gardens.

What can I do to stop the spread of creeping bellflower?

  • Remove plants as they appear in your yard by digging out as much root as possible.
  • Avoid introducing this plant to your yard through wildflower seed mixes and potted plants (ensure purchased Campanula species are NOT C. rapunculoides).
  • Dispose of all removed plant parts by bagging and sending to the landfill (never compost this species!).

Read more on the City of Calgary’s website: http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Planning-and-Operations/Pest-Management/Creeping-bellflower.aspx