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Campanula rotundifolia

Harebell

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Blue

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (46144)

Plant details

A well known and favourite wild flower, which can be easily spotted in short grassland and roadside verges in summer when it becomes covered in thimble-sized blue bells. Given the rich soil of a border its flowering will be even more pronounced, but it may spread a bit too quickly for most.

Family: Campanulaceae

Genus: Campanula

Species: rotundifolia

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 25cm

Spread: 25cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April


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