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harebell

Campanula rotundifolia

Water:
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Height:
Bloom color:
Bloom time:
low - medium
full sun - full shade
upright
4 - 8"
purple
summer - fall

Photo credit: 

E. Conrad

These harebells are in a fairly shaded woodland habitat
These harebells are in a fairly shaded woodland habitat

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

Delicate purple bells in a garden habitat
Delicate purple bells in a garden habitat

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

Wild harebells with yarrow in the background
Wild harebells with yarrow in the background

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

These harebells are in a fairly shaded woodland habitat
These harebells are in a fairly shaded woodland habitat

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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The harebell is a delicate flower with a tough constitution. It thrives in any well-drained soil, even in full shade! The nodding bell-shaped flowers perfectly accommodate bumblebees, who (we imagine) are pretty excited to find something so enticing blooming at the end of the summer. Harebells have an affinity for slopes, and are a good bet for troublesome dry spots under trees and in retaining walls. Too much water makes them floppy and unruly, so don’t let them over-imbibe.