CRCCD – Scotch Bluebell (a.k.a. Harebell)

SKU: CRCCD-SBB Category:


Campanula rotundifolia


Soil:  Sandy, Gravelly, Well-drained
Moisture:  Moderately Moist to Dry
Light:  Full to Part Sun
Plant Height:  12 to 18 inches
Plant Width:  6 to 12 inches
Pests:  None
Landscape Value:  Great for massing on rocky slopes, in dry meadows and open woods, and on sandy shores.  Excellent for rock gardens and sunny walls or banks.

A hardy, yet delicate, perennial with clusters of slender stems, grass-like stem leaves and rounded basal leaves that wither early and disappear before flowers form.  Nodding, bell-shaped, blue-violet flowers occur in loose clusters at stem tips and bloom summer through early fall.  Deadhead spent flowers to encourage additional blooming.  During hot summer months plants prefer partial afternoon shade.  Plants can be short-lived, but remain in the garden by self-seeding.  Seeds are extremely small, but can be collected and sowed in late spring.  Clumps of plants can also be divided in spring or fall.  Pollinated primarily by bees, but plants can also self-pollinate.  Attracts hummingbirds. Very drought tolerant.  Formerly used to manufacture blue dye for Scottish tartans and is the symbol of the MacDonald clan.

1 quart pot

Photo credits:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (photos by Sally & Andy Wasowski and Phyllis Weyand)
Missouri Botanical Garden