Campanula carpatica

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Campanula carpatica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Genus: Campanula
Species: C. carpatica
Binomial name
Campanula carpatica

Campanula carpatica, the tussock bellflower[1][2] or Carpathian harebell, is a species of flowering plant in the family Campanulaceae, native to the Carpathian Mountains of Central Europe. It is a low-growing herbaceous perennial, with long stems bearing solitary blue bell-shaped flowers. It was introduced to the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew in 1774 by Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin.[3] Several cultivars in shades of white, blue, pink and purple, have been developed for garden use.[4]

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[5]


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Campanula carpatica". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  3. ^ William Curtis (1790). "The Botanical Magazine": 117. 
  4. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  5. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Campanula carpatica". Retrieved 21 June 2013.