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CAMPANULA carpatica 'White Clips'

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Family

Campanulaceae

Botanical Name

CAMPANULA carpatica 'White Clips'

Plant Common Name

Carpathian Bellflower, Carpathian Harebell, White Clips Bellflower

General Description

Named for the eastern European mountains that it calls home, Carpathian harebell is a low-growing, mounding perennial grown for its summer-long succession of broad, up-facing bell-flowers. The cultivar ‘White Clips’ bears large chalk-white flowers above compact hummocks of pale green leaves. It comes true from seed.

Give 'White Clips' fertile, moist, well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. This popular perennial is ideally suited to a sunny stone wall or rock garden. Also try it in mixed borders, containers, or alpine gardens.

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, Partial Shade

  • Height

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Width

    12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Eastern Europe

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Ivory

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light 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

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Alpine, Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes