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Blue Waterfall Serbian Bellflower

Campanula poscharskyana 'Blue Waterfall'

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Blue Waterfall Serbian Bellflower (Campanula poscharskyana 'Blue Waterfall') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Campanula poscharskyana 'Blue Waterfall' flowers

Campanula poscharskyana 'Blue Waterfall' flowers

(Photo courtesy of V. Trattar)

Height:  8 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Description:

Forms a vigorous mound of star-shaped, light violet-blue bells, with the flowers cascading away from the foliage; spills over the edges of walls and containers, makes a great alpine and rock garden addition

Ornamental Features

Blue Waterfall Serbian Bellflower is blanketed in stunning violet star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. Its small round leaves remain light green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Blue Waterfall Serbian Bellflower is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Blue Waterfall Serbian Bellflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Blue Waterfall Serbian Bellflower will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Blue Waterfall Serbian Bellflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features