February 4, 2023
Campanula poscharskyana

Campanula poscharskyana

Campanula poscharskyana is commonly called the Siberian Bellflower or Trailing Bellflower. It is part of the Campanulaceae family of plants.

Campanula poscharskyana is native to Dinaric Alps in Eastern Europe. More precisely it is native to Croatia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina. It is a trailing perennial. It is semi-evergreen. Campanula poscharskyana produces shoots along the ground that then turn upward.

Campanula poscharskyana
Campanula poscharskyana

Campanula poscharskyana flowers:

Campanula poscharskyana flowers from mid-spring to autumn. The flowers are star-shaped. They are blue, or violet. It has round bright green leaves. Campanula poscharskyana grows to about 15cm or 6in high. It creates a blanket of flowers very close to the ground. It can spread up to 60cm or 2ft wide.

Campanula poscharskyana
Campanula poscharskyana

How to grow Campanula poscharskyana:

Plant Campanula poscharskyana in moist but well-drained soil. It likes watering but does not like to be waterlogged. Campanula poscharskyana likes light. But protect it from the hot sun. Campanula poscharskyana prefers cool summers.

In winter it can survive down to 10ºC or -50ºC. Campanula poscharskyana spreads by underground runners. Propagate by division early in spring or autumn or by cuttings. Prune it back after flowering to control its shape. Watch out for powdery mildew, slugs, and snails.

Campanula poscharskyana leaves are edible and used in salads.

Also read about Campanula rotundifolia

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