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Bellflowers/
Harebell

Campanula

Description:
Most are fairly easy culture, preferring a moderately rich, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.  Good drainage will ensure a large display of their bell-shaped flowers.   Keep watered in the summer and fertilize regularly.  You must dead-head flowers for continuous blooming.  Blooms July to September.


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Common Name: Bellflower, Harebell
Botanical Name: Campanula
Type: Perennial
Soil Preference: This plant requires well drained soils!   The pH preference is neutral to slightly alkaline. (6.8-7.7)
Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Attributes: Deer Resistant, Good cut flower, Will grow in moist soils, Attracts hummingbirds
Pests: Slugs and Snails
Diseases: Powdery Mildew
Good Companion Plants: Balloon Flower, Bugleweed, Coreopsis, Daylily, Hardy Geranium, Ice Plant, Tall Bearded Iris, Moneywort, Pinks, Speedwell
Care: Dead-head spent blooms. Requires division.
Fertilize with Plant-tone, Osmocote or Miracle Gro.

Planting Instructions:  Perennials

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Campanula carpatica 'Bavaria Blue'
Tussock Bellflower, Carpathian Harebell, Carpathian Bellflower
zones 3-8
 
Description:  This variety's mat-forming characteristics makes it ideal for edging, rock gardens or as a container plant.  It's deep green foliage is an ideal backdrop for it's gorgeous sky blue flowers.  Rabbit and deer resistant.  Attracts hummingbirds.
Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 6-12"
Spread: 10-12"


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Campanula carpatica 'Blue Clips'
Tussock Bellflower, Carpathian Harebel, Carpathian Bellflower
zones 3-8
 
Description:  'Blue Clips' displays an attractive mound of green leaves and large violet-blue cup-shaped flowers.  Once in bloom, remove faded flowers to promote additional flowering.  A low growing spreading plant. Ideal for sunny borders or rock gardens.
Bloom Color: Violet Blue
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12"
Spread: 12"


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Campanula 'Cherry Bells'
Bellflower, Harebell
zones 4-9
 
Description: Forms compact rosettes of soft green foliage. Tall erect stems produce large dangling cherry-pink blossoms with reddish-purple spots, very floriferous and excellent cut flower. Re-blooms if deadheaded, tends to spread a bit.
Bloom Color: Cherry Red/Pink
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 14-16"
Spread: 8-12"


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Campanula x 'Birch Hybrid'
Bellflower, Harebell
zones 5-9
 
Description:  This plant has a tidy habit with nodding, cup-shaped purple-blue flowers.  Excellent for walls, crevices and rock gardens.  Try it with Blue Fescue or other shorter grasses for a great effect! Also attracts hummingbirds!   This variety does best in full sun, but grows and blooms in partial shade.  A great, little care-free plant!
Bloom Color: Purple-blue
Bloom Time: July-Fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 4-6"
Spread: 20"


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Campanula lactiflora 'Dwarf Pink'
Bellflower, Harebell
zones 5-9
 
Description:  Although not as dwarf as the name implies, the plants are more compact and more floriferous than other varieties. Large vivid star-shaped pink flowers bloom in
terminal clusters over a long bloom time.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18-24"


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Campanula glomerata 'Genti Blue'
Clustered Bellflower
zones 3-8
 
Description:  A profuse bloomer with large clusters of blue flowers. Secondary blooms occur along the upright stems for extended summer bloom. Forms dense clumps of dark green foliage.  Plants prefer a sunny location with well-drained soil.
Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18"
Spread: 18"


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Campanula glomerata 'Genti Twisterbell'
Clustered Bellflower
zones 3-8
 
Description:  Produces unique blue and white bi-color flowers. A secondary bloom occurs along the axils of the upright stems for extended summer bloom. Forms dense clumps of dark green foliage. Plants prefer a sunny location with well-drained soil.
Bloom Color: Blue/White
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 20-22"
Spread: 18-24"


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Campanula glomerata 'Genti White'
Clustered Bellflower
zones 3-8
 
Description:  A profuse bloomer with large terminal clusters of pure white flowers. A secondary bloom occurs along the axils of the upright stems for extended summer bloom. Plants prefer a sunny location with well-drained soil.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18"
Spread: 18-24"


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Campanula x 'Kent Belle'
Bellflower, Harebell
zones 5-9
 
Description:  This is an upright, clump forming variety that bears drooping, tubular, glossy violet-blue flowers all summer long.
Bloom Color: Violet Blue
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 24"
Spread: 24"


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Campanula 'La Belle'
Bellflower

zones 3-8
 
Description:  Tall upright stems bear loose racemes of small, double, deep blue flowers with a silver gloss. Starts blooming in early summer and continues thru late summer if spent flower stems are removed.  Forms rosettes of dark green, narrowly lance-shaped, evergreen basal leaves.
Bloom Color: Deep Blue
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 24"
Spread: 12-18"


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Campanula 'La Bello'
Bellflower
zones 3-8
 
Description:  Tall upright stems bear loose racemes of small, pure white flowers, very long lasting.  Starts blooming in early summer and continues thru late summer if spent flower stems are removed.  Forms rosettes of dark green, narrowly lance-shaped, evergreen basal leaves.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 24"
Spread: 12-18"


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Campanula rotundifolia 'Olympica'
Bluebells of Scotland
zones 2-9
 
Description:  Drooping blue flowers are cup-shaped.  This variety attracts butterflies.  Bears more insect and disease problems than other types:   aphids, thrips, snails, slugs, nematodes, crown rot, leaf spots, powdery mildew, rot and rust.
Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 6-12"
Spread: 6-12"


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Campanula carpatica 'Pearl Deep Blue'
Carpathian
Bellflower
zones 3-8
 
Description:  A profusion of cup-shaped, 2 inch wide vivid blue flowers float above the dark green foliage from late spring to late summer if dead-headed regularly.  The plant forms a uniform clump making it a good choice for edging, containers, border or rock garden.   Prefers cool roots so be sure to mulch in summer. 
Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Height: 8"
Spread: 12-24"


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Campanula punctata 'Plum Wine'
Spotted
Bellflower
zones 5-9
 
Description:  Large, bell-shaped pink flowers are produced atop tall stems from early through late summer if dead-headed.  Large, serrated leaves held on maroon petioles are olive green with a thin silver overlay on top and burgundy below. 
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Early to Late Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 15"
Spread: 20-30"


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Campanula 'Samantha'
Bluebells of Scotland, Bellflower
zones 3-8
Description: This award winning plant forms lovely mats of foliage displaying unusual and charming blue-violet, 1” wide flowers, which face upwards. Re-blooms sporadically with deadheading. A slow spreading grower.
Bloom Color: Blue-Violet
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 7-8"
Spread: 18"


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Campanula 'Sarastro'
Bluebells of Scotland, Bellflower
zones 3-8
Description:  From Sarastro Nursery in Austria! Often referred to as a shorter form of 'Kent Belle'. It grows to 18 inches with large icy grape flowers that dangle in abundance. Unlike is aforementioned cousin, it spreads nicely by way of underground rhizomes and will re-bloom four to five times per season. This plant also has better branching with a more upright habit.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18"
Spread: 18-24"


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Campanula persicifolia 'Takion Blue'
Bellflower
zones 3-8
 
Description:  Bell-shaped, 2-2.5”, lavender blue flowers early summer into late summer, if spent flowers are removed.  This variety produces upward and outward facing flowers instead of the standard downward facing flowers. Long, leathery, evergreen dark green leaves.
Bloom Color: Lavender Blue
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 16-20"
Spread: 12-16"


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Campanula carpatica 'White Clips'
Tussock Bellflower, Carpathian Harebel, Carpathian Bellflower

zones 3-8
 
Description:  'White Clips' is a compact cultivar which grows to only 6-8" tall.  Flowers are pure white and upward facing and shallow like a cup. A sparse re-bloom sometimes continues throughout the summer to early fall, especially in cool summer climates.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 6-8"
Spread: 18"
 

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