Campanula rotundifolia (Harebell)
Campanula rotundifolia, commonly known as harebell or bluebell, is a wildflower that is native to Europe and North America. It is a herbaceous perennial plant that belongs to the Campanulaceae family.
The plant typically grows to a height of about 6-20 inches and has slender, wiry stems that are topped with delicate, bell-shaped flowers. The flowers are about 0.8-1.2 inches in diameter and are typically blue, although they may also be pink or white. The leaves are small and rounded, and the plant forms a clump of foliage that is about8-12 inches wide.
Campanula rotundifolia is a versatile plant that can be grown in a variety of settings. It is often used in cottage gardens or rock gardens, where it adds a delicate, airy quality to the landscape. The plant is also useful as a ground cover or border plant, where it can form a dense mat of foliage and flowers.
Harebell is a popular ornamental plant that is valued for its delicate beauty and low-maintenance requirements. It is a hardy plant that is easy to grow and can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions. The plant is also an important wildlife habitat and serves as a source of food and shelter for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.
Overall, Campanula rotundifolia is a lovely plant that adds grace and beauty to any garden or landscape. Its delicate blue flowers and easy-to-grow nature make it a popular choice for gardeners and landscapers alike.
harebell is found natively in Minnesota, particularly in central and Northeastern regions. More broadly, this plant can be found as far West as California and as far East as Maine. Generally, Harebell is not found in the Southeastern portions of the United States.
Standard Plant Information:
Plant Height: 6" - 20"
Bloom Time: June - October
Preferred Habitat: Does well in part shade to full sun. Often found on rocky slopes, open woods, and meadows.