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CAMPANULA poscharskyana

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Family

Campanulaceae

Botanical Name

CAMPANULA poscharskyana

Plant Common Name

Serbian Bellflower

General Description

Native to mountainous regions of southern Europe, Serbian bellflower forms low-growing mats of elongated, toothed, heart-shaped leaves which spread via underground runners. Pretty, star-shaped flowers are displayed atop the vigorous, semi-evergreen foliage in late spring through early summer, and may range in color from grayish-white to lavender and lilac-blue.

Serbian bellflower prefers full to partial sun, and may require more shade in regions with hot summers. An alpine species, it prefers regular moisture and reasonably fertile conditions, but must have good drainage to thrive. It is at home in rock gardens or the edges of mixed borders, and looks beautiful planted between paving stones or tumbling from crevices in stone retaining walls.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    2"-6" / 5.1cm - 15.2cm

  • Width

    12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Europe, Southern Europe

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Mat-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Light Blue, Lavender, Blue Violet

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green, Dark Red

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green, Dark Red

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Alpine, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes