Campanula incurva

25 Jul

Campanula incurva (07/06/2014, Kew Gardens, London)

Campanula incurva (07/06/2014, Kew Gardens, London)

Position: Full sun to partial shade

Flowering period: Summer

Soil: Moist, well drained

Eventual Height: 30cm

Eventual Spread: 50cm

Hardiness: 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a

Family: Campanulaceae

Campanula incurva is a short lived evergreen herbaceous perennial with a sprawling habit. Its dark green leaves are lanceolate with entire margins, up to 4cm long and 15mm broad. Its light blue flowers are cup shaped, up to 7cm long and 4cm across.

Campanula incurva Flower (07/06/2014, Kew Gardens, London)

Campanula incurva Flower (07/06/2014, Kew Gardens, London)

Campanula incurva, commonly known as Evia Bellflower, is native to east Greece, Europe. In its native habitat it grows in rocky places among scrub. Campanula incurva is synonymous with Campanula leutweinii.

The etymological root of the binomial name Campanula is derived from the Latin campana meaning ‘bell’. Incurva is from the Latin meaning ‘curved’.

The landscape architect may find Campanula incurva useful as a short lived evergreen perennial with attractive flowers suitable for well drained soils.

Campanula incurva Leaf (07/06/2014, Kew Gardens, London)

Campanula incurva Leaf (07/06/2014, Kew Gardens, London)

Ecologically, Campanula incurva flowers are attractive to pollinating insects.

Campanula incurva prefers moist, fertile, well-drained soils. It tolerates most pH of soil.

Campanula incurva requires little maintenance.

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