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Carpathian Bellflower Campanula carpatica

Phonetic Spelling
kam-pan-YOO-luh kar-PAT-ih-kuh
Description

Carpathian Bellflower is an herbaceous perennial with a mounding, low-growing habit and showy blue, purple or white upward facing bell-shaped flowers. They bloom profusely and grow 6-`12 inches tall and wide.

Plants tend to be short-lived when planted in hot, humid areas where nighttime temperatures do not fall below 70 degrees. The plant will not tolerate soils that are too wet or too dry. They should be planted in full sun to partial shade in fertile, well-drained soil, spacing plants 12-14 inches apart. The plants do best with cool roots, so mulch and provide adequate moisture during dry weather.  They should be divided every 2-4 years in spring or late summer to maintain vigor.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Blue Clips'
    Large, medium blue flowers on a 6-8" plant.
  • 'Rapido Blue'
    Blue flowers on a tight mound of dark green leaves bloom up to four weeks earlier than other varieties.
  • 'Rapido White'
    Similar to 'Rapido Blue', but with white flowers.
  • 'White Clips'
    A white form of 'Blue Clips'.
'Blue Clips', 'Rapido Blue', 'Rapido White', 'White Clips'
Tags:
#hummingbirds#sun#showy flowers#partial shade#white flowers#semi-evergreen#container plant#pink flowers#mulch#blue flowers#low maintenance#cottage garden#rabbit resistant#moist soil#well-drained soil#spreading#neutral ph#dappled sunlight#deer resistant#herbaceous perennial#division#bell shape#long bloom time#rich soil#groundcover#rock gardens#acidic soil tolerant#pollinator plant#clumping#poor soils tolerant#border front#loamy soils tolerant#woodlands
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Blue Clips'
    Large, medium blue flowers on a 6-8" plant.
  • 'Rapido Blue'
    Blue flowers on a tight mound of dark green leaves bloom up to four weeks earlier than other varieties.
  • 'Rapido White'
    Similar to 'Rapido Blue', but with white flowers.
  • 'White Clips'
    A white form of 'Blue Clips'.
'Blue Clips', 'Rapido Blue', 'Rapido White', 'White Clips'
Tags:
#hummingbirds#sun#showy flowers#partial shade#white flowers#semi-evergreen#container plant#pink flowers#mulch#blue flowers#low maintenance#cottage garden#rabbit resistant#moist soil#well-drained soil#spreading#neutral ph#dappled sunlight#deer resistant#herbaceous perennial#division#bell shape#long bloom time#rich soil#groundcover#rock gardens#acidic soil tolerant#pollinator plant#clumping#poor soils tolerant#border front#loamy soils tolerant#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Campanula
    Species:
    carpatica
    Family:
    Campanulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Root Cutting
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    native to the Carpathian Mountains in Europe
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Defines Paths
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3b, 3a, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Solitary upright, open cup- or bell-shaped flowers 1-2 inches wide are produced on thin, wiry stems held up above the leaves
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Deltoid
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Small, smooth textured, heart-shaped, triangular to ovate slightly toothed light green leaves to 1.5" long.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    long stems bearing solitary bell-shaped flowers.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Rock Wall
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Poor Soil
    Rabbits