Carpathian Harebell, Carpathian Bellflower, Tussock Bellflower 'White Clips'

Campanula carpatica

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Campanula (kam-PAN-yoo-luh) (Info)
Species: carpatica (kar-PAT-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: White Clips


Alpines and Rock Gardens


Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer





Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Seymour, Connecticut

Evanston, Illinois

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Plainfield, Illinois

Fishers, Indiana

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Scottville, Michigan

South Lyon, Michigan

Annandale, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dayton, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Albrightsville, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Appleton, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 13, 2004, jhyshark from Scottville, MI (Zone 4b) wrote:

The rabbits think that the buds are candy, so for several years I had nice foliage, but as soon as the buds appeared, chomp, chomp! Now I've moved it nearer the house and so far so good. It's covered with buds- mid July. The flowers are a pure white shower of 1" wide bells. The flowers do stand on stalks considerably above the leaves so when blooming the effect is taller than the mound of foliage. Good to plant with spring bulbs... when their foliage dies down the campanula grows up and looks nice.