The fairy tale character of Rapunzel in the brothers Grimm story was named after the rampion variety of campanula, and its tendancy to grow leaning over the edge of rocky outcrops in the mountains of Northern Italy. There are also bees like the bellflower resin bee that are associated with the plant, in recognition of its work as a source of pollen and nectar. These solitary bees love the sweet treats contained within these flowers.
Campanula is mainly found in the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Some well-known varieties are the rampion bellflower of course, plus the Northern European harebell, the nettle-leaved bellflower, and the creeping bellflower. It can be difficult to choose which plant to go for when planning your garden, but the good news is, all the flowers are adorable.