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Violet Teacups® Bellflower

Campanula carpatica 'Violet Teacups'

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Violet Teacups Bellflower (Campanula carpatica 'Violet Teacups') at Flagg's Garden Center

Violet Teacups® Bellflower flowers

Violet Teacups® Bellflower flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Violet Teacups Bellflower (Campanula carpatica 'Violet Teacups') at Flagg's Garden Center

Violet Teacups® Bellflower in bloom

Violet Teacups® Bellflower in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 inches

Spread:  16 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Carpathian Bellflower, Carpathian Harebell

Group/Class:  Teacup Collection

Brand:  Walters Gardens


A rounded, compact mound, covered with intense violet purple cups that really stand out; perfect in rock gardens, along pathways or border fronts; a butterfly magnet; prefers consistent moisture, but not wet soil

Ornamental Features

Violet Teacups® Bellflower is bathed in stunning violet bell-shaped flowers with purple overtones and white eyes at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer. Its round leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Violet Teacups® Bellflower is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Violet Teacups® Bellflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Violet Teacups® Bellflower will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Violet Teacups® Bellflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Container 
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features