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Common Harebell

Campanula rotundifolia

Also known as

Harebell, Bluebell, Bellflower

Campanula rotundifolia (plant) by Hans Hillewaert (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Common Harebell

A purple Campanula rotundifolia flower in some green grass
A purple Campanula rotundifolia flower in a field
A close up of a purple Campanula rotundifolia flower
A photo of Common Harebell
A photo of Common Harebell

Common Harebell Overview

Campanula rotundifolia is a perennial species that has a clumping growth habit and produces two types of leaf. Like other Campanulas, it has basal rounded foliage and narrower leaves on slim, erect stems higher up. Flowers are dark purple or white, bell-shaped, hang from branched stalks and appear in summer. Known by many other common names including Harebell and Common Harebell, Campanula rotundifolia is native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere where it can be found growing in the wild where it often spreads via underground runners and attracts pollinators.

Common problems with Common Harebell

How to propagate Common Harebell


Basal cuttings in spring.


Division best done in spring or autumn.


Special features of Common Harebell

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Good plants for attracting bees and other pollinating insect wildlife into your garden.

Other uses of Common Harebell

Wildflower, meadows.

Plants for Short Grass Areas

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