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Scottish Harebell, Bluebells of Scotland, Harebell 'Olympica'

Campanula rotundifolia

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


Alpines and Rock Gardens



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


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Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



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)

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


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.