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Campanula portenschlagiana

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Campanulaceae
Rank  Species
Order  Asterales
Genus  Campanula
Campanula portenschlagiana, a species of flowering plant that bears purple flowers.

Scientific name  Campanula portenschlagiana
Similar  Bellflowers, Campanula poscharskyana, Campanula carpatica, Campanula garganica, Campanula cochleariifolia

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Campanula portenschlagiana syn. C. muralis, is a species of flowering plant in the family Campanulaceae, native to the Dalmatian Mountains in Croatia. It is a vigorous, low-growing, mound-forming evergreen perennial with deep purple flowers in summer. Common names include Dalmatian bellflower, Adria bellflower and wall bellflower.

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Campanula portenschlagiana, a vigorous, low-growing, mound-forming evergreen perennial with deep purple flowers in summer.

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Description

Campanula portenschlagiana, a species of flowering plant in the family Campanulaceae also known as Dalmatian bellflower, Adria bellflower, and wall bellflower.

The plant forms a mat of foliage about 10 cm (4 in) high and 50 cm (20 in) or more wide, with many heart- or kidney-shaped leaves. Deep purple or blue, funnel-shaped, 5-petalled flowers, 2 cm long, are borne in profusion, completely covering the plant from mid- to late summer.

Flowers may be pollinated by beetles, flies, bees and butterflies, but are also capable of self-pollinating.

The Latin specific epithet portenschlagiana commemorates the Austrian naturalist Franz von Portenschlag-Leydermayer (1772–1822).

Cultivation and uses

Campanula portenschlagiana bears purple flowers.

C. portenschlagiana is an alpine plant requiring sharp drainage, so is suitable for an alpine garden, rock garden, or as groundcover, in sun or partial shade. Given suitable conditions, it will rapidly colonise cracks and crevices in walls and pavements. It is hardy at least to USDA hardiness zone 4 (−30 °F or −34 °C).

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

References

Campanula portenschlagiana Wikipedia