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Harebell Campanula

Scientific name

Campanula rotundifolia


Harebell Campanula is a perennial wildflower species that grows 15-45 cm in height and is unbranching except for at the top, where it may grow more than one flower. The plant first starts with a pair of round basal leaves that are orbicular in shape, have long leaf stems, and grow up to 2.5 cm across. The basal leaves often wither away by the time the flowers bloom. Along the slender central stem, the leaves are alternately arranged, linear, about 1-5 cm long, and usually angle upward from the stem, and then curve outward. The stems terminate with 1-3 flowers that are blue or white in colour, bell shaped, about 1.5 cm long, and slightly drooping. Inside the bell of the flower, a long style projects out, just slightly pass the edge of the petal. The blooming period occurs between June and September. The flowers are replaced by ovoid capsules that contain numerous tiny seeds which are easily dispersed by wind. The flowers are beneficial for pollinator species, like bees and hummingbirds.

Planting conditions

Harebell Campanula grows best in normal to moist conditions with full or partial sun exposure. It prefers cool, well-drained, organically rich rocky loam soil types. It is drought tolerant once established. This wildflower can be naturally found in open forests, prairies, rocky bluffs, and shorelines slopes.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Normal
    • Moist
    • Drought Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Loamy
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Wildflower
  • Eco Zone:
    • 1a
    • 1b
    • 2a
    • 2b
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
    • 6b
  • Plant type:
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 15-45 cm
  • Spread:
    • 50 cm