Dalmatian bellflower

Campanula portenschlagiana

Photo/Illustration: 
Chris Curless
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Dalmatian bellflower (Campanula portenschlagiana)
Synonyms:  C. muralis
Genus:  Campanula
This low, mat-forming plant has blue-purple flowers in summer.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Tolerates more shade than most Campanulas.
Care:  Plant in sun or partial shade. Requires moist but well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Sow seed in containers in an open frame in spring. Divide in spring or autumn. Take basal cuttings in spring.
Problems:  Slugs, snails, vine weevils, spider mites and aphids. Powdery mildew, rust, Septoria and Ramularia leaf spot, and Southern blight.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Blue Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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