Campanula Poscharskyana, A Lovely Addition to Home or Garden
Campanula flowers come in a variety of vibrant colors, and the campanula poscharskyana is among the prettiest of the blooms. These flowers are also called blue waterfall, and it is not difficult to figure out why.
The lovely blue, bell-shaped flowers add a cascade of color to rock gardens, borders and even hanging baskets and pots.
They grow to a height of six to twelve inches. They also have the potential to provide good ground cover as their spread can reach between one and three feet.
Caring for campanula poscharskyana flowers is not terribly difficult, but you will need to monitor the plants in order to get the best outcome.
The soil should be of high quality so as to allow some water retention while also allowing for proper drainage.
You should check the soil frequently to be sure that it is evenly moist, but not overly wet. It is especially important to be sure that the soil is not too dry if you plan to place the plant in direct sunlight.
If you live in the northern states, direct sunlight may be ok, as long as the soil is not kept too dry. Elsewhere in the country, it is recommended that the plant instead be placed in only partial light. If you are growing the plants indoors, you will need to either place in front of a large window or move outdoors a few hours a day in order to ensure sufficient light.
If growing outdoors, you will need to watch and treat for any signs of slugs, snails, powder mildew, rust leaf and a few other problems that are commonly associated with the campanula poscharskyana.
There are many good reasons to choose to add the campanula poscharskyana to your home or garden. The first is simply how lovely the blooms are. It is easy to see how they get their nickname.
Another reason they make a great addition is that, while monitoring is needed to get the best results, these plants are not very difficult to grow and maintain.
They are great for borders and rock gardens and can be used along with other types of campanula flowers to provide a variety of colors.
One of the best features of this plant is the very long bloom time. In ideal conditions, they will bloom all the way from late spring to early fall. That means that you have the potential for blooms for more than six months of the year.
For someone who wants a “plant it and forget it” type of plant, the campanula poscharskyana may not fit the bill. As mentioned above, some monitoring is required.
If kept outdoors, the blue waterfall flowers are particularly vulnerable to certain pests such as snails, slugs and spiders. They are also subject to certain diseases such as leaf spots and powdery mildew.
Even with the potential problems, however, the campanula poscharskyana is a wonderful, colorful addition to any home or garden.
Whether added to your border or rock garden, or kept in hanging baskets in your home, this perennial plant will bring you months of joy each year.