Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Mat-forming to 8 in. high, spreads to 2 ft. with underground stems.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Long Bloom Season
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring to fall
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Mat-forming to 8 in. high, spreads to 2 ft. with underground stems.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Spring to fall
Flower color:Blue
Flower attributesLong Bloom Season
Garden styleCottage
Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Design IdeasMat-like campanulas are versatile in gardens. Dense growth makes an excellent groundcover that is popular for flagstone steppers framed by its bright green and blue blooms. It's an old fashioned lawn edging and is excellent for filling out bare ground in the filtered shade of tree groves. Many old homes feature this plant in foundation plantings where it grows up to the trunks shrubs and presses against building wall foundations. They are a fine addition to Japanese gardens around rocks and boulders. Use them to disguise ugly pond edges or exposed concrete in rock waterfalls.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
This plant is grouped with a large number of perennials known as bellflowers which are the signature genera for the Campanulaceae. The genus was classified by Linnaeus and named from the Latin for bell to describe the flower shape. It contains about 300 species, mostly from temperate regions of eastern Europe. This species is native to the northern Balkans and was originally classified as C. muralis by Franz Elder von Portenschlag-Ledermayer, 1772-1822). It was later renamed for him by Max Roemer, and Joseph Schultes, both German botanists and contemporaries of Portenschlag. Hybrids such as 'Blue Waterfall' often contain breeding that traces back to C. Elantes, another eastern European bellflower species.