Campanula poscharskyana
Photo by Flickr user T. MA

Serbian bellflower

This plant grows well in the following regions:

  • SMSierra and Coastal Mountains
  • CVCentral Valley
  • DTDesert
  • NCNorth and Central Coast
  • SCSouth Coast
Map of regions (click to enlarge)
map of California regions


Campanula has very similar flower (color and shape) to Periwinkle as well as similar tolerances. It is an excellent choice for use as a groundcover in small areas. Campanula is a perennial with a vigorous growth habit, mounding to eight inches high and spreading.

Plants are semi-evergreen in most regions to evergreen in warmer climates, depending on winter severity. Additionally, plants can spread from roots, and can be divided to increase plantings.

Flowers appear in spring to early summer on one foot tall stalks. The one inch star shaped flowers can be blue-lilac, lavender, or white. The heart-shaped foliage is one to three inches long and wide with serrated edges.

Sun needs:

  • Partial sun
  • Shade

Water needs:

  • Medium water
Water needs information from WUCOLS unless otherwise noted