Also known as
Harebell, Bluebell, Wind Bells, Blawort, Witches' Bells, Witches' Thimbles, Cuckoo Shoe, Scotch Bluebell, Olympia Bellflower, English Harebell, Lady's Thimble, Old Man's Bell, Heath Bells, St George's Cup, Bluebell Bellflower, Bluebell-Of-Scotland, Meadowbell, Roundleaf Harebell
Campanula rotundifolia (plant) by Hans Hillewaert (CC BY-SA 3.0)
2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Common Harebell Overview
Campanula rotundifolia is a perennial species that has a clumping growth habit and produces two types of leaf. Like other Campanulas, it has basal rounded foliage and narrower leaves on slim, erect stems higher up. Flowers are dark purple or white, bell-shaped, hang from branched stalks and appear in summer. Known by many other common names including Harebell and Common Harebell, Campanula rotundifolia is native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere where it can be found growing in the wild where it often spreads via underground runners and attracts pollinators.
Common problems with Common Harebell
How to propagate Common Harebell
Basal cuttings in spring.
Division best done in spring or autumn.
Special features of Common Harebell
Attracts useful insects
Good plants for attracting bees and other pollinating insect wildlife into your garden.
Other uses of Common Harebell