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Campanula rotundifolia

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Common Name:  Harebell, Bluebell Bellflower, Bluebell of Scotland

Full sun to light shade, medium to dry moisture level, sandy or gravelly soil, slightly acid to slightly alkaline pH. 12-18 inches height; lavender or blue flowers; blooms in summer; will spread by rhizomes and by re-seeding if conditions are met although seed is very tiny.

Germination Code: A, D. Cool damp pre-treatment for 30 days will improve germination.

Native Region: Locations not mapped

A delicate wildflower with graceful, slender, wiry stems. Nodding, bell-shaped flowers usually occurring in clusters at tip of the stem. Easily cultured and is a tougher plant than it looks.   Prefers full sun and moist soil. Does well in ordinary garden soil if taller, more aggressive plants are not allowed to overtake it. Makes a good rock garden plant. Prefers cool summers and does not perform well south of USDA Zone 6. Often short-lived but re-seeds well under desirable conditions. Occurs naturally on moist, rocky, mountain slopes; dry meadows and prairies; open woods; limey cliffs; and beaches. Attracts hummingbirds.

Harebell, Bluebell Bellflower, Bluebell of Scotland - Campanula rotundifolia 2
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/
Harebell, Bluebell Bellflower, Bluebell of Scotland - Campanula rotundifolia 3
Photo Courtesy of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center http://www.wildflower.org/
Harebell, Bluebell Bellflower, Bluebell of Scotland - Campanula rotundifolia 4
Photo Courtesy of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center http://www.wildflower.org/