White Gem Bluebells
Campanula rotundifolia 'White Gem'
White Gem Bluebells in bloom
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Height: 15 inches
Spread: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2a
Other Names: Harebell
Prolific delicate sprays of beautiful snow white bell flowers that are popular with pollenating bees; tolerates light shade well and most soils; creates an airy delicate visual display along walkways, or in a rock garden
White Gem Bluebells features delicate spikes of white bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its round leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
White Gem Bluebells is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
White Gem Bluebells is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
White Gem Bluebells will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. It grows at a medium 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 somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.
White Gem Bluebells 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 larger 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.