Campanula rotundifolia

harebell

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Outstanding Qualities

A charming native bellflower that is much tougher than its delicate looks suggest. Thin flower stems rise in late spring from a tight mound of small evergreen foliage. Dark blue to lavender-blue bells nod gracefully from these airy stems which dance in a breeze. This is an excellent choice for tucking into crevices in rockeries or using in containers. The small stature of this perennial is great for the edge of the border. Flowering is improved by a hard trim of the faded blooms in early to mid summer.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: spreading perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 0 ft. 6 in. (0.15 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8

Flower Color: lavender

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant when established or regular watering for continued flowering

Seasonal Interest: delicate late spring flowers

Wildlife Associations: bees

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: orange, yellow, white

Great Color Partners: pink, violet, purple

Culture Notes
This compact small perennial grows best in full sun. It prefers a rich moist or well-drained soil, but will tolerate drought once well established. For longer flowering provide regular watering during the summer. After flowering, gently shear off the old flower stalks to encourage more flowers later in the season.