Campanula incurva

Common Name: bellflower 
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Campanulaceae
Native Range: East Aegean Islands, Greece
Zone: 6 to 9
Height: 1.00 to 1.25 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 1.25 feet
Bloom Time: May to July
Bloom Description: Pale lilac-blue
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Naturalize
Flower: Showy
Tolerate: Shallow-Rocky Soil


Best grown in evenly moist but very well-draining soils in full sun to part shade. Collect seed or allow plants to reseed after flowering, since this is a monocarpic species and will die after blooming. Hardy in Zones 6-9. May be hardy in colder climates but should be planted in a protected location

Noteworthy Characteristics

Campanula incurva is a showy species of bellflower endemic to the eastern coast of Thessaly, Greece and several nearby Aegean Islands. Mature plants will reach around 1.25' tall with a similar spread. The basal foliage forms a rosette of 3" long ovate, somewhat thickened leaves with slightly wavy, scalloped margins. The flowering stems tend to be curved towards the ground or fully procumbent and are topped with several bell-shaped blooms from late spring into summer. The blooms are pale lilac-blue to nearly white in color and quite large for a bellflower, reaching 1.5-2" long and 1.5" wide. This plant is monocarpic, meaning that it will grow in a vegetative state for several years (typically 2-4) before flowering once and then dying. Synonymous with C. leutweinii.

Genus name comes from the Latin campana meaning bell in reference to the bell-shaped flowers.

The specific epithet incurva means "curved inwards".

Sometimes called Evia bellflower, in reference to Evia island which is part of the native range of this species.


No major pest or disease problems of note.


Rock gardens, walkway edger. Tuck into crevices or place on the top of retaining walls to create a cascading effect.