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Products > Campanula portenschlagiana
 
Campanula portenschlagiana - Dalmatian Bellflower

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Campanulaceae (Bellflowers)
Origin: Europe, Southern (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Campanula muralis]
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Campanula portenschlagiana (Dalmatian Bellflower) - Evergreen groundcover that forms a low dense mat 2 to 3 inches tall and spreading slowly to 2 feet or more with small rounded leaves. Flowers profusely with blue funnel-shaped flowers held low to the folage in the summer. Plant in cool full sun (coast gardens) to part sun with regular irrigation. Hardy to 5 degrees F. This plant comes from Dalmatian Mountains in Croatia into Hercegovina. Its specific epithet honors Austrian naturalist Franz von Portenschlag-Leydermayer (1772-1822). It has been known as Campanula muralis and commonly called Adria Bellflower of Wall Bellflower, since it is often seen growing on walls. This species was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit in 1993. We have grown this great groundcover since first getting it from Dayka Nursery in 1981.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Campanula portenschlagiana.