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CAMPANULA carpatica

Image of Campanula carpatica

James H. Schutte

Family

Campanulaceae

Botanical Name

CAMPANULA carpatica

Plant Common Name

Carpathian Bellflower, Carpathian Harebell

General Description

Carpathian harebell is a low-growing perennial native to the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Europe. This popular herbaceous alpine perennial forms prostrate mounds and has small pale to medium green leaves. In late spring to fall it puts forth large, upward facing, open bell-shaped flowers of blue, white or purple. There are many cultivars of Carpathian harebell, like members of the compact Clips and Pearl series. This perennial prefers sites with full to partial sun and fertile, well drained soil. Plant it in mixed borders, containers or rock and alpine gardens.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, H1, 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

    6"-12" / 15.2cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Eastern Europe

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Blue, Purple

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • 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

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Alpine, Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Self-Sowing

    No