Bellflower

Campanula poscharskyana | Also known as: Trailing bellflower | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

The Bellflower for those that need tiny bells crawling all over the place.

No prizes for guessing that the Trailing Bellflower is a spreading plant, and it becomes covered in a myriad of star shaped small flowers from summer right through to the autumn. These are a delightful shade of blue or violet and look wonderful in a cottage garden situation. She loves the sun, so plant in a full sunlight or partially shaded location, preferably sheltered from driving wind and rain. However, she is more than hardy enough to cope with the worst of the winter cold. Campunala poscharskyana is a great choice for a low maintenance garden as she’s easy to cultivate and requires little on-going care.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.15
Spread [m]
  • 0.6
Dominant flower colour
  • Violet
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
  • Mid autumn
  • Late autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • basal cuttings
  • division
Growth habit
  • Tufted
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Extended flowering period
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
  • Roses & classics
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
Garden spaces
  • Banks and slopes
  • Walls, trellises and pergolas
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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