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PlantFiles: Scottish Harebell, Bluebells of Scotland, Harebell
Campanula rotundifolia 'Olympica'

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Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Campanula (kam-PAN-yoo-luh) (Info)
Species: rotundifolia (ro-tun-dih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Olympica

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Groundcovers
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Wildernessgirl On Feb 29, 2012, Wildernessgirl from Mountain Village, CO wrote:

One of my favorite plants in my garden! Very easy to grown despite harsh winters here and don't require much care other than watering. Very beautiful lavender blooms with graceful slender stems and leaves . I use it as a border with other taller flowers behind. The bloom here from late spring through fall. I bought a few and liked them so much bought 15 more to line path with. The soil here can be poor and I don't get that much sunlight but they did very well regardless. Wildlife leaves them alone as well.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 19, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Short 8-12"- Plant 10in apart. Blue Bells of Scotland. Small blue bells on one foot plants. Does well in shade blooming from June to August. Fine textured foliage with blue bells. Can be used as a groundcover.

Regional...

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

Telluride, Colorado
Plainfield, Illinois
Waterford, Maine
Elkton, Maryland
Port Chester, New York
Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon
Herriman, Utah
Chimacum, Washington



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