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Harebell
Campanula rotundifolia

A dainty, late spring/early summer bloomer, harebell can bloom throughout the summer into fall if soil moisture is adequate. Plant with prairie phlox and butterfly weed for fabulous June & July color combinations.

USDA symbol: CARO2

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height1 to 2 feet
Light ExposurePart Sun, Sun
Soil MoistureDry
Bloom ColorPurple
Harebell (Harebell<div><em class="small">Campanula rotundifolia</em></div>)
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Tolerances

Flooding / Inundation ToleranceHigh
General Resilience5
Salt ToleranceMedium
Stress ToleranceAlkaline Conditions, Drought Tolerant, General Disturbance

Pollinator Value: High

Bloom MonthsJune to September
Larval Host ofBees
Specific Pollinators HostedColletes brevicornis, Dufourea maura, Megachile campanulae
Pollinator BenefitInsect Pollinated, Provides Nectar, Supports Generalists

Project Planning

Project TypeErosion Control, Rain Garden, Upland Buffer
Coefficient of Conservatism6
Herbivore SensitivityLow
LifespanPerennial
Rate of SpreadSlow
Soil StabilizationDeep
Vegetative ReproductionClonal

Range

CountyAitkin, Anoka, Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Blue Earth, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Fillmore, Goodhue, Hennepin, Houston, Hubbard, Isanti, Itasca, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Le Sueur, Mahnomen, Marshall, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Nicollet, Norman, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pennington, Pine, Polk, Pope, Ramsey, Red Lake, Rice, Roseau, Sherburne, Sibley, St. Louis, Stearns, Stevens, Todd, Wabasha, Wadena, Washington, Wilkin, Winona, Wright, Yellow Medicine
EcoregionDriftless Area, Lake Agassiz Plain, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Glaciated Plains, Northern Lakes and Forests, Northern Minnesota Wetlands, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland, Tallgrass Aspen Parklands