Irish wildflowers


Photos: Courtmacsherry, Co.Cork


Trailing Bellflower
Campanula poscharskyana
Family: Campanulaceae

Peak flowering June-July. Evergreen perennial. Garden escape. Introduced.

Star-shaped pale-blue flowers, 5-petalled. Self-fertile but does not produce seed freely. Evergreen leaves, hairy stems. Spreads vigorously.

Prefers moist well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates drought, poor soil and semi-shade. Often planted for groundcover. Occasional garden escape, usually on walls.

Similar: Adria Bellflower, Campanula portenschlagiana

     
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