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Campanula rotundifolia (Bluebell)

Bluebell, Common Harebell, Blawort, Cuckoo Shoe, Heath Bells, Lady's Thimble, Old Man's Bell, Olympia Bellflower, Scotch Bluebell, Scottish Bluebell, Campanula langsdorffiana, Campanula petiolata


Delicate and graceful, Campanula rotundifolia (bluebell) is an upright perennial with attractive, bell-shaped, nodding, blue-violet flowers that hang singly or in clusters at the tip of erect stems throughout summer. Slender, the flowering stems often become so weak that the entire plant bends over. Dancing on summer breezes, this Bluebell forms a basal rosette of small, rounded, long-stalked leaves which usually wither early and disappear before the flowers form. An excellent choice for rock gardens, sunny walls or banks.

  • Grows up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm) and 6-12 in. across (15-30 cm). Often short-lived, this plant will however remain in the garden in optimum growing conditions by self-seeding
  • Thrives in full sun or part shade, in average, medium, well-drained soils. Prefers part shade in warmer climates. Needs regular moisture!
  • Ideal for cottage gardens, rock gardens, naturalized areas or containers.
  • Easy to grow, virtually disease and pest free, this low care perennial is also deer resistant.
  • Deadhead spent flowers to encourage additional bloom.
  • Propagate by seed, division or take basal cuttings
  • Native to northern parts of North America, Europe and Asia.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 6
Heat Zones 3 – 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Campanula - Bellflowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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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 3 – 6
Heat Zones 3 – 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Campanula - Bellflowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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