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CAMPANULA cochlearifolia 'Elizabeth Oliver'

Image of Campanula cochlearifolia 'Elizabeth Oliver'

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Family

Campanulaceae

Botanical Name

CAMPANULA cochlearifolia 'Elizabeth Oliver'

Plant Common Name

Elizabeth Oliver Bellflower, Fairies' Thimbles

Special Notice

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General Description

‘Elizabeth Oliver’ bellflower, also known as Fairies' Thimbles is a dainty dwarf creeping perennial found in the alpine regions of Europe. Green, tidy mounds of ear-shaped leaves sport double, drooping white flowers on wiry stems from midsummer to early fall.

These tiny bellflowers prefer sun to part shade and well-drained soil; they thrive in cool mountain summers. Create magic by planting fairies’ thimbles in alpine gardens or the crevices of rock walls. Or enjoy them close up in containers all season before planting them in the ground.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 9

  • 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

    3"-6" / 7.6cm - 15.2cm

  • Width

    12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Eastern Europe

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

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

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes