Blue Clips Bellflower
Campanula carpatica 'Blue Clips'
Campanula carpatica 'Blue Clips' in bloom
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 8 inches
Spread: 8 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2a
Other Names: Carpathian Harebell, Carpathian Bellflower
Blue Clips Bellflower is draped in stunning blue bell-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer. Its round leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Blue Clips Bellflower is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Blue Clips Bellflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Blue Clips Bellflower will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Blue Clips Bellflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.