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Campanula rotundifolia (Common harebell)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Campanula rotundifolia

Other names

Common harebell, Bluebell, Blawort, Cuckoo shoe, Lady's thimble, Olympia bellflower, Scottish bluebell, Witches' bells, Thimbles, English harebell, Heath bells, Old man's bell, Scotch bluebell, St George's cup, Wind bells, Witches' thimbles, Campanula petiolata, Campanula langsdorffiana, Campanula sacajaweana

Genus

Campanula Campanula

Species

C. rotundifolia - C. rotundifolia is a variable, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with rounded to heart-shaped, toothed, light green basal leaves. Erect, leafy stems bear linear to lance-shaped leaves and panicles of nodding, bell-shaped, dark to light blue flowers in summer.


Campanula rotundifolia is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem

Flower

Blue in Summer

Foliage

Light green in Spring

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Snails Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Snails

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to extend flowering.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Campanula rotundifolia (Common harebell) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Performs best in areas with cool summers.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Campanula rotundifolia

Other names

Common harebell, Bluebell, Blawort, Cuckoo shoe, Lady's thimble, Olympia bellflower, Scottish bluebell, Witches' bells, Thimbles, English harebell, Heath bells, Old man's bell, Scotch bluebell, St George's cup, Wind bells, Witches' thimbles, Campanula petiolata, Campanula langsdorffiana, Campanula sacajaweana

Genus

Campanula Campanula

Species

C. rotundifolia - C. rotundifolia is a variable, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with rounded to heart-shaped, toothed, light green basal leaves. Erect, leafy stems bear linear to lance-shaped leaves and panicles of nodding, bell-shaped, dark to light blue flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem


Colour

Flower

Blue in Summer

Foliage

Light green in Spring


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to extend flowering.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Campanula rotundifolia (Common harebell) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Performs best in areas with cool summers.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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