Campanula rotundifolia (Harebell)

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Most Types
Adding to basket… The item has been added

Plant Overview

A British native wildflower which is very happy in the garden. Masses of violet-blue, bell-shaped flowers in late summer and autumn.

A natural meadow plant, although it’s ideal for growing in a mixed herbaceous border and works well in cottage-garden and wildlife-friendly planting schemes. 

The name harebell is thought to refer to its prevalence in meadows frequented by hares. Indeed, legend has it that witches would turn themselves into hares and hide among the flowers.

Common harebell is the county flower of Dumfriesshire, Yorkshire and County Antrim.

Height and Spread: 40cm x 45cm.

Common names: Harebell; English Harebell; Fairy Thimble; Ding-Dongs; Witches Thimble.

Also known as Scottish bluebell and bluebell of Scotland.







Photo: Littleisland lighthouse, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.