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Products > Campanula poscharskyana
Campanula poscharskyana - Serbian Bellflower
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Campanulaceae (Bellflowers)
Origin: Balkan Penninsula (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: <1 foot
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Campanula poscharskyana (Serbian Bellflower) - Evergreen groundcover that grows to about 8 inches tall by 36 inches wide with heart-shaped, downy leaves and small, blue funnel-shaped flowers spring through fall with peak in mid-summer. Plant in part sun (will take full coastal sun) in well-drained medium-wet soil. Very hardy (root-hardy to minus 40 to 30 degrees F) and evergreen in California coastal gardens. This plant is native to the northern Balkins. The name for the Genus Campanula is derived from the Latin word 'campana' meaning "bell" in reference to the shape of the flowers. The specific epithet honors Gustav Poscharsky, a 19th century German horticulturist and Dresden city gardener who later established the Schellerhau Botanic Garden (Botanischer Garten Schellerhau) in 1906 near Altenberg in Saxony, Germany (formerly in East Germany) as his private garden. Other common names include Poscharsky's Bellflower and Trailing Bellflower. We also grow the white flowering form For more information on the species see our listing for Campanula poscharskyana 'Alba' and a hybrid of this plant with Campanula portenschlagiana that is called Campanula 'Birch Hybrid'

This information about Campanula poscharskyana displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.