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Campanula cochlearifolia (Fairy's Thimble)

Fairy's Thimble, Earleaf Bellflower, Dwarf Bellflower, Fairies' Thimbles, Campanula bellardii, Campanula pusilla


Among the smallest Bellflowers, award-winning Campanula cochlearifolia (Fairy's Thimble) is a low-growing rhizomatous perennial with charming clusters of nodding, bell-shaped, delicate blue flowers, up to 2 in. long (5 cm). Blooming freely in late spring to mid summer, the flowers dance on erect, wiry stems, up above a compact clump of small, rounded bright green leaves. Well-behaved, this cute Bellflower spreads with restraint, but is so small, that it will never smother other plants. Let it ramble through the rock garden, cascade over walls or raised beds or grow in crevices. It will look wonderful wherever it ends up.

  • Winner of the Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 3-6 in. tall (7-15 cm) and 12-24 in. across (30-6- cm).
  • Thrives in full sun or part shade, in average, medium, well-drained soils. Prefers part shade in warmer climates.
  • Ideal for garden edging, groundcover, underplanting shrubs and roses, cottage gardens, city gardens, rock gardens or containers.
  • Easy to grow, virtually disease and pest free, this low care perennial is also rabbit resistant.
  • Propagate by seed or basal cuttings
  • Native to Europe

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Campanula - Bellflowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Rabbit
Garden Uses Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Campanula - Bellflowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Rabbit
Garden Uses Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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