Campanula carpatica Rapido White
Campanula 'Rapido White' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Carpathian Bellflower

'Rapido White' is considered an improvement on the older ‘Clips’ series displaying excellent vigour and blooming up to 4 weeks earlier. Plants form a low, cushion-shaped mound of small green leaves, with loads of upfacing, open white bells appearing late spring through late summer. It will continue blooming for weeks if spent blossoms are regularly removed. It is an excellent choice for the rock garden, edging and in containers.

  • Size: quart
  • Height: 15-20 cm (6-8 in)
  • Spread: 10-20 cm (4-8 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3-8
  • Sun or Shade: sun to part shade (minimum 4 hrs of direct sun)
  • Bloom Time: early to late summer
  • Leaf Colour: light green
  • Bloom Colour: white
  • Nature Attraction: bees

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.