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Long-Flowered Harebell

Campanula punctata

Also known as

Spotted Bellflower, Chinese Rampion, Bellflower

Campanula punctata 01 by Dalgial (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

1m

10cm

Min

50cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Some white and pink red Campanula punctata flowers on a plant

Long-Flowered Harebell Overview

Campanula punctata is a rhizomatous, semi-evergreen, perennial which varies in flower colour and growth habit. Also known by the names Long-Flowered Harebell, Spotted Bellflower and Chinese Rampion. It produces large, bell-shaped blooms on arching stems and these may be white or purple-red in colour. Inner petal surfaces are covered in red spots and foliage is heart-shaped and delicately toothed. Campanula punctata is an attractive low-maintenance plant that can be planted in borders, wildflower meadows and is useful for groundcover in informal gardens.

Common problems with Long-Flowered Harebell

How to harvest Long-Flowered Harebell

Deadheading the plants regularly will encourage more blooms to develop. Keep the seed heads in paper bags until ready to sow.

How to propagate Long-Flowered Harebell

Division

Division best done in spring or autumn.

Seed

Sow seed directly into the garden in late spring or early summer with only a thin layer of soil covering them. Keep moist, and thin out or replant once the seedlings become large enough.

Cuttings

Basal cuttings in spring.

Rhizomes

This species spreads easily through underground rhizomes.

Special features of Long-Flowered Harebell

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Good plants for attracting bees and other pollinating insect wildlife into your garden.

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Long-Flowered Harebell

Rock garden. borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.