The Campanula rotundifolia, commonly known as Harebell, is a delicate perennial that is easy to grow in a variety of sites, including rock gardens. This graceful plant has slender stems ranging from 4-15 inches in height and nodding, bell-shaped, lavender flowers that are borne in loose clusters at stem tips. The plant prefers sandy, well-drained soils and can tolerate sun, part shade, and shade. The Harebell is a great choice for those who want to attract hummingbirds to their garden as they are drawn to its beautiful flowers.
Apart from being a decorative plant, the Harebell has several medicinal uses. The root has been traditionally chewed to treat heart and lung problems. Infusion of the roots has been used as ear drops for a sore ear, while a decoction of the plant has been drunk or used as a wash in the treatment of sore eyes. The leaves are also edible and can be consumed raw or cooked.
Overall, the Harebell is an excellent choice for an attractive and low-maintenance perennial that offers both aesthetic and medicinal benefits.