Campanula portenschlagiana

Dalmatian bellflower

Outstanding Qualities

This dainty groundcover campanula produces a profusion of long-lasting, bell shaped, violet-blue flowers that tumble across the ground in late spring to early summer. The foliage becomes a dense evergreen mat that is useful for filling crevices in a rockery or spilling over a container. Its vigorous spreading habit makes it ideal to weave around shrubs in the garden. The root system is not very competitive and will not overrun shallow rooted plants like rhododendrons or azaleas.

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: white, cream, yellow

Great Color Partners: purple, violet, rose

Culture Notes

This evergreen perennial grows well in full sun to light or open shade. It prefers a rich moist or well-drained soil. Provide regular watering during the summer. After flowering, gently shear off the old flower stalks and up to one-third of the plant to keep it looking its best throughout the growing season.

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Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 0 ft. 6 in. (0.15 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8

Flower Color: lavender

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to open shade

Water Requirements: regular watering