In my post, I will introduce a beautiful flower which can both decorate your garden and serve your meal, the Campanula Poscharskyana.
This plant is famous for its lavender-blue bell-shaped flowers with a long flowering season. People often use it in cottage garden plans, and it looks especially lovely when grown under shrub roses. Its flowers are attractive to bees and other pollinators.
Moreover, Campanula Poscharskyana is a low-growing, spreading campanula, and works well in pots and ground. You can also grow these robust plants to cover your garden or fill cracks in old paving or walls.
It’s so great to see small lavender-blue flowers in star-shaped from summer to early autumn. What a lovely garden view!
If you love these flowers, let’s explore the characteristics and how to grow Campanula Poscharskyana now. I will provide you with useful information about this type of plan.
Let’s take a closer look at the introduction of this plant.
Campanula Poscharskyana (scientific name), also known as Trailing Bellflower or Serbian bellflower, is a semi-evergreen trailing perennial. It is a valuable plant with lavender-blue flowers in star shapes. This flower’s origin comes from the Dinaric Mountains in the former Yugoslavia.
It is a plant derived from Campanula, one of some genera in the Campanulaceae family. The name “Campanula” is from its flower in bell shape with the Latin meaning “small bell.” Its tiny leaves are edible all year round, and you can use them for your excellent mild salads.
The ideal plan calendar is from May to July for planting, June to November for flowering, March-April for propagating by division or separation, March to May for cuttings, and September-October for seed collecting.
The Plant Characteristics
The green leaves are 2.5-4 cm long. The plants grow along the ground, about 20-25 cm long, then turn upwards and place the lavender-blue flowers about 10 cm above the ground. They spread rampantly by underground runners to help cover the ground up to 10 cm high and 45-60 cm wide. Note that the time for ultimate height is about 2-5 years.
The flowers in brilliant star or bell shapes are up to 2.5 cm with long-stalked, oval-rounded to cordate with the green leaves. The plant foliage is deciduous in mat forming and can grow in the 4 to 7 level of hardiness zones.
People in Northern Europe have them in their garden or flower pots on the window sills although they need gravel or sand to aerate their roots. You can also grow it for the stone garden, sprawling on the wall or along the banks, or edging the paths or fronts of the border.
You can use raw or cooked leaves and fresh flowers with pleasant sweet flavor for your salads. The beautiful color of the flowers is perfect for decorating your salad bowl.
The next part is everything about plant growth. Check them out now.
How To Grow Campanula Poscharskyana
You quickly grow this plant in medium soil in full sun to partially shade. Things to note about the soil are moisture but well-drained with pH levels of Acid, Alkaline, Neutral and soil types of Sand, Clay, Chalk, Loam.
This flowering tree requires medium water, but you have to handle the stagnant water to avoid asphyxiating the root. Therefore, you should control the water for filling this plant. Remember that apart from regular water, Campanula Poscharskyana needs frequent shearing to maintain its tidy appearance.
As mentioned above, you can plant these flowers under full sun or with partial shade in hot climates, and they can face the South or East because of their exposure ability.
In the summer with short nights, you can see Campanula Poscharskyana thriving outdoors. When there is plenty of light, the tree will bring more flowers.
Even in winter, it survives better with more light and best at 5-10°C, but can withstand both colder and warmer temperatures.
Although it is considered to live well in the winter, you should bring it to take care inside the house and keep it in moisture soil on the sill of the window or in the basement with lights.
Warning: Direct sunlight at noon can make it easy to die because of intense warmth and strong winds can dry the plant.
You can feed it with fertilizers every two weeks during the summer. In winter, you do not need fertilizer because the tree will not grow any bigger.
People often cut the plants in the fall to conserve energy in the winter, and then replant them in the spring. You should cut back up to 5 cm after blooming to keep it tidy.
The plant also grows best with regular humidity but do not grow well in the place where night temperatures always stay above 21°C (70°F).
Plants can spread quickly from root crowns with prostrate stems, and you can easily control by pruning. You can also grow them from seeds. You can divide clumps in spring, and foliage is semi-evergreen to evergreen in warm winter.
In term of diseases and pests of Campanula, there are no severe insect problems or illnesses. However, you can find snails and slugs occasionally visiting, and thrips and aphids are eating leaves of this plant.
If you want more flowers to cover ground, crack or hang the wall, try planting these flowers in the sun or partial shade. They come in different colors including Campanula Carpatica (pure white), Campanula Cochlearifolia (white to blue), Campanula Latiloba (bright blue), Campanula Birch Hybrid (mauve blue), Campanula Portenschlagiana (purple blue), Campanula Poscharskyana (purple blue).
My post only brings you information about Campanula Poscharskyana. You can grow it well in your home garden to have a lovely flower bed and delicious salads all year around.
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