Campanula rotundifolia Thumbell Blue

Thumbell Blue Bellflower (Bluebells)

Thumbell Blue Bluebells (Campanula rotundifolia 'Thumbell Blue') blooms for many months with a profuse display of nodding blue flowers held on wiry stems. This long-blooming perennial thrives in partial shade.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Plant Size8" tall 8-10" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to summer
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SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC015415

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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SKU
HC015415

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8” tall x 10-12” wide. Thumbell Blue Bluebells (Campanula rotundifolia 'Thumbell Blue') is a tidy, long-blooming perennial that thrives in partial shade. Thumbell Blue Bluebells blooms for many months with a profuse display of nodding blue flowers held on wiry stems. Campanula rotundifolia 'Thumbell Blue') is an improved selection of this Northern Hemisphere wildflower that blooms more heavily and has a more uniform growth habit. This is a ideal perennial for spots with morning sun. It thrives in full sun at higher elevation, mountain locations.
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SKU
HC015415
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Thumbell Blue Bellflower (Bluebells)
Botanical Name
Campanula rotundifolia Thumbell Blue
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Blue
Mature Height
8" tall
Mature Spread
8-10" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Native
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips On Growing Campanula (Bluebells)

Campanula (Bluebells) is a large genus of primarily Old World species known for their showy blue flowers.

Preferred growing conditions:

  • Plant in most any soil including clay with full sun to partial shade conditions.
  • Mulch with most common mulch materials. Mulching not needed in Eastern US.
  • Keep regularly watered and don't let them get too dry.
  • Fertilize lightly in fall with Yum Yum Mix/compost blend.

Special comments:

  • Deadhead to prolong blooming. Leave some seeds to ripen to encourage plants to re-seed themselves.
  • Cut back hard to just above the ground in mid-spring.

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