Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
Grow Me Instead

Common harebell

Campanula rotundifolia

About This Species

Zone 3a BC Native

Grow me instead of Blueweed, Common comfrey

Most people know this plant as the classic “bluebell”! Common harebell produces blue bell-shaped flowers throughout the summer on very thin, slender stems growing to 40 cm tall and with leaves that will sometimes droop downward from the weight of the flower. Most of the leaves on this plant occur towards the base where the stem meets the soil and wither away before the flowers form. They prefer full sun to part shade – this harebell does not tolerate extreme heat.

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Fire smart
  • Bear smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Moist but well-drained conditions