Pretty sky blue thimbles are held on wiry stems above a carpet of dark green foliage on enchanting Campanula rotundifolia.
And the thimble flowers dance about with even the faintest breeze, hence the common name of Harebells.
Because the really do frolic like a mad March Hare.
And of course they are one of the treats of the Scottish moors, because they can thrive in the impoverished soils and roaring winds up there.
So Scottish Harebells they are.
Campanula rotundifolia is quite dry hardy, once established. So we have it growing in along the paths as an edging groundcover, where it performs with little attention and enchants all comers.
The blooms dance about in spring and summer on the wiry stems.
Then for the rest of the year it is a neat little mat of foliage.
Enjoys Full Sun or Part Shade, and well drained soil.
60cm. High in bloom x 45cm. Wide flat mat of dense foliage.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Sow Campanula rotundifolia seeds on the surface of good quality seed raising mix at any time.
Do not cover the seeds, but just gently pat the seeds on the surface of the mix to ensure good contact.
Now thoroughly moisten the sown punnet by standing it in a shallow water bath. And allow the moisture to percolate up from beneath until it reaches the surface.
Then cover the seed punnet with piece of clear plastic or glass.
And place in a warm, well-lit position (but NOT in direct sunlight).
Continue to keep the punnet moist by misting from a spray water-bottle.
Temperatures of 18-20degrees C approx. are ideal for rapid and optimum germination.
You can use a heat mat if you have one, but it is not essential, as these seeds are quick and easy to germinate.
Germination occurs in 14-28 days.
Pot on seedlings once two sets of leaves appear to harden off and mature before finally planting out in the garden.
SEED COUNT; 400 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).