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Serbian Bellflower
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Genus: Campanula
Species: C. poscharskyana
Binomial name
Campanula poscharskyana
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Campanula poscharskyana, the Serbian Bellflower, is a fairly tall and slender specie of bellflower, with 2.5-4 cm short leaves and lavender-blue flowers. It grows shoots along the ground, about 20-25 cm long, which then turn upward, placing the flowers about 10 cm above ground. It was first described by Franz Elder von Portenschlag-Ledermayer (1772-1822).

Serbian Bellflower originated in the mountains of western former Yugoslavia. It flowers all spring and summer.

It thrives outdoors during summers with short nights, with more light bringing more flowers. Even during winter it survives better with plenty of sunlight. It is fed with fertilizer every second week during summer.

It requires plenty of water, but cannot handle stagnant water, as it asphyxiates the roots. Direct sunlight at noon can make it transpire to death, because it gets too warm. As can strong winds, which dries the plant as well.

The plant is grown in northern Europe, either in flowerbeds in gardens or in flower pots on windowsills, although it prefers gravel or sand, to aerate the roots.

During winter, it survives best at degrees around 5 to 10°C, but can tolerate both colder and warmer temperatures. Although it is considered winter hardy, many growers bring it indoors, and keeps it in just a slightly moist soil on a windowsill or in the basement under a lamp.

It is common to cut the plant down during the fall, to make it conserve energy during winter, and then replant it come spring. During winter, no fertilizer is needed, as the plant does not grow bigger at all.

Thrips and aphids feed on the leaves.

Cuttings can be taken from the tops, and roots are fairly easy to induce.

There are several cultivars, such as 'Blue Gown', 'Freya', 'E.H. Frost', 'Glandore', 'Lisduggan Variety', 'Senior', 'Silberregen', and 'Stella', which are all variants of Campanula poscharskyana.

References

  • Translated from Swedish and Dutch Wikipedia.
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Wikispecies

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From Wikispecies

Campanula poscharskyana

Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids II
Ordo: Asterales
Familia: Campanulaceae
Subfamilia: Campanuloideae
Genus: Campanula
Species: Campanula poscharskyana

Name

Campanula poscharskyana Degen

References

  • Magyar Bot. Lapok. 7:103. 1908
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]
Wikimedia Commons For more multimedia, look at Campanula poscharskyana on Wikimedia Commons.

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