Campanula Species, Poscharsky's Bellflower, Serbian Bellflower, Trailing Bellflower

Campanula poscharskyana

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Campanula (kam-PAN-yoo-luh) (Info)
Species: poscharskyana (po-shar-skee-AH-nuh) (Info)
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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade




Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


under 6 in. (15 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone

Can be grown as an annual


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Dark Blue


Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Camarillo, California

Clayton, California

Santa Ana, California

Chicago, Illinois

Machesney Park, Illinois

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Pinconning, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pittsford, New York

Southold, New York

Tonawanda, New York

Cincinnati, Ohio

Fort Jennings, Ohio

Franklin, Ohio

Monroe, Ohio

Molalla, Oregon

Lexington, Virginia

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Sequim, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 18, 2009, anelson77 from Seattle, WA wrote:

I inherited this groundcover and it is too rampant for my taste. I have spend 4 years trying to eradicate it as well as the weedy wild morning glories that had taken over the rose garden. After a couple of years of digging them up by the roots whenever they appear the morning glories have given up but not the campanula. If I let it go for a few months it is all over everything as if I had never dug it up.

I haven't seen it spreading to the wild woods though. It likes water and garden conditions a little too well but I don't think it is an ecological threat. Probably ok to plant in places where you really don't want to ever grow anything else, or where you can't get anything else to grow. It is evergreen, freely flowering. I suppose if I didn't dislike it so much I would f... read more


On May 8, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Evergreen groundcover native to the northern Balkins. 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.


On Apr 19, 2004, gardenofroses6 wrote:

Plant grows well in Temecula, CA. We do get some frost but doesn't hurt the plant. Great ground cover ~ one that is easily pulled out in areas you don't want it. Not invasive. Highly suggest.


On Apr 7, 2003, redsam1942 from Newberg, OR wrote:

Have planted this in both mottled shade and full shade, with equally satisfying results. As a groundcover, the vibrant green offers vivid contrast in shady areas. The flowers are wonderfully bright, and the plant grows vigorously. A very satisfying ground cover. I combine with Siberian bugloss (variegated) and hardy cyclamen, peonies and heuchera.


On Aug 7, 2002, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Exuberent grower, makes a wonderful groundcover in sun or dark shade, although more floriferous in sun. The flowers are very long lasting and produced over a long period of time.