American Harebell Overview
Campanula carpatica is a compact dwarf species also known by the common names Tussock bellflower and American harebell, amongst others. It is a clump-forming perennial that has long-stalked, rounded leaves and single, purple, blue or white bell-shaped flowers. Campanula carpatica is best placed at the front of a border, due to its short habit (compared to other species in the Campanula genus). It grows best in full sun to partial shade and prefers neutral to slightly alkaline soil that is well-draining. Ideal for rock gardens or sunny borders, it won't tolerate wet winters. Campanula carpatica is part of the Royal Horticultural Society 'Plants for Pollinators' initiative that showcases plants which support pollinator populations by producing ample amounts of nectar and/or pollen.