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Products > Campanula poscharskyana
Campanula poscharskyana - Serbian Bellflower

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'The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing 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 poscharskyana.