General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 8 - 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Self fertile
Needs specific temperature: 65 deg F
Days to germinate: 1 - 3 weeks
Depth to plant seed: surface sow
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in spring. Alpine species should be sown in an open frame.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
Other: take basal root cuttings
Pollinators: Self
Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Carpathian Bellflower
  • Carpathian Harebell
  • Tussock Bellflower
  • Bellflower

  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 13, 2012 9:58 AM concerning plant:
    Beautiful! This wildflower is a cousin of the native Campanulas. About 9” tall, this plant blooms non-stop all summer.

    A native of the Carpathian Mountains, these little wildflowers are very hardy and can withstand harsh winter conditions. Good in rock gardens and for edging paths and walkways.
  • Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Apr 14, 2014 9:18 AM concerning plant:
    Survives zone 5 winters with ease, doesn't require much. Mine gets full sun and very little winter protection.
Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On December 29, 2018 Seeds sown
seeds from ishareflowers (from DJ9, marked 2015, white) in milk jug @ room temp; don't think these will germinate so sowed Machaeranthera tanacetifolia over them on 1-27-19
paleohunter On May 14, 2022 Seeds sown
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Not Fritillaria crassifolia ssp. kurdica by growitall Apr 8, 2014 9:14 PM 0
Not Fritillaria ssp. kurdica by growitall Apr 8, 2014 9:15 PM 0
Not Fritillaria crassifolia ssp. kurdica by growitall Apr 8, 2014 9:16 PM 0

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