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CAMPANULA carpatica 'Pearl Light Blue'

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Family

Campanulaceae

Botanical Name

CAMPANULA carpatica 'Pearl Light Blue'( PEARL SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Carpathian Bellflower, Carpathian Harebell, Pearl Light Blue Bellflower

General Description

This diminutive bellflower forms a low, spreading mound of small, toothed, medium-green foliage which is topped with a profusion of pale blue, starry, upfacing flowers in late spring to early summer. The refreshing, cup-shaped blossoms are attractive to bees and butterflies, and are displayed over a longer period if faded flowers are kept trimmed back.

‘Pearl Light Blue’ is derived from Carpathian bellflower, a species native to the Carpathian mountains of central Europe. It requires full to part sun and moist but well-drained soil of average fertility. An excellent choice for rock gardens or the front of mixed borders, it also looks lovely tumbling from crevices in low, stone retaining walls.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    6"-12" / 15.2cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm (12)

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, Europe

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Light Blue

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Alpine, Container, Edging, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes