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Bellflower, Serbian

Herbaceous Perennial Flower

Campanula poscharskyana
Campanulaceae Family

Quickly spreading to form dense blankets of dainty, star-like blue-purple blooms with white centers, Serbian Bellflower is a creeping perennial perfect for the rock garden or sunny rock wall.

Site Characteristics
  • full sun
  • part shade

Soil conditions:

  • requires well-drained soil
Prefers moist, well-drained soil, but will tolerate drier conditions than most other Campanulas.

Hardiness zones:

  • 4 to 7

Special locations:

  • rock gardens
Plant Traits

Lifecycle: perennial

Ease-of-care: easy

Height: 0.25 to 0.75 feet

Spread: 1 to 3 feet

Bloom time:

  • mid-summer
  • late summer
  • early fall

Flower color:

  • blue
  • indigo
  • violet

Blooms have white centers.

Foliage color: medium green

Foliage texture: medium


  • low and trailing
  • spreading mass

Shape in flower: flower stalks with upright spikes

Starry blooms borne in small clusters on short, slender stems.

Special Considerations
Special characteristics:
  • aggressive - Spreads rapidly via underground runners
  • non-invasive
  • not native to North America - Native to mountains of Bosnia, Croatia
  • evergreen
Growing Information
How to plant:

Propagate by division or separation - Divide in spring or summer.

Maintenance and care:
Divide as needed to control spread. Cut plants back to basal leaves when bloom has finished.

More growing information: How to Grow Perennials

Slugs and snails
Spider mites
Vine weevils
Powdery mildew
Septoria leaf spot
Ramularia leaf spot
Southern blight
‘Blauranke’ (Blue Gown): light blue flowers, 8-10 inches tall, good in window boxes or hanging baskets.

‘E H Frost’: white flowers, 6-8 inches tall.

‘Glandore’: Blue star-shaped flowers with white center.

'Stella': showy violet blooms.