Campanula carpatica
Campanula carpatica photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Carpathian Bellflower

Campanula carpatica is an excellent edger and rock garden plant. Colours include white and pale blue to deep blue shades. All varieties have upfacing cup shaped blooms and flower over a long time especially if deadheaded. Plants are available by specific variety and colour.

  • Height: 15 - 30 cm (6 - 12 in)
  • Spread: 25 - 41 cm (10 - 16 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3
  • Sun or Shade: sun to partial shade
  • Bloom Time: late spring to summer
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: blue or white
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: hummingbirds

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Campanula carpatica is a robust rock garden species that will thrive in sunny, well drained locations. It prefers to have its roots cool so a mulch is helpful. Good drainage is essential for success with this plant. Very wet or extremely dry soils will kill it. Divide it every three to four years if the plant becomes straggly looking. Dead heading or shearing back the plant after flowering will encourage rebloom.