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Products > Campanula portenschlagiana
 
Campanula portenschlagiana - Dalmatian Bellflower

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
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.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Campanula portenschlagiana.