Closely related to Campanula garganica, differing in its larger leaves, longer stems and fewer flowers. The pollen is blue, whilst that of Campanula garganica is yellow[
This species is not accepted in The Euro+Med PlantBase, which treats it as a synonym of Campanula garganica Ten. (http://ww2.bgbm.org/EuroPlusMed/PTaxonDetail.asp?NameCache=Campanula fenestrellata&PTRefFk=7400000)
Campanula garganica fenestrellata (Feer) Hayek
Campanula elatines fenestrellata (Feer) L.H.Bailey
Campanula debarensis Rech.f.
Campanula istriaca Feer
Campanula garganica istriaca (Feer) Fiori & Paol.
Campanula lepida Feer
Campanula garganica lepida (Feer) Hayek
Common Name: Adriatic Bellflower
Campanula fenestrellata is a low-growing, evergreen perennial plant gradually spreading to form a dense mat of growth up to 15cm tall.
The plant is grown as as ornamental in gardens. The leaves and flowers are edible.
Southeast Europe - Croatia, Serbia, Albania, Montenegro, Macedonia
|Pollinators||Bees, Flies, Beetles, Lepidoptera, Self
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Campanula fenestrellata is a fairly cold-hardy plant, able to tolerate winter temperatures falling to at least -15°c so long as the soil is very well drained[
Prefers a moist but well-drained rich sandy loam and a neutral or alkaline soil in full sun though it also tolerates partial shade[
]. Plants are very drought-tolerant and can be grown on a dry stone wall[
], they also succeed in poor soils[
The species in this genus do not often hybridize and so seed can generally be relied upon to come true[
]. The plants are self-fertile[
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[
Leaves - raw or cooked[
]. A pleasant sweet flavour[
]. It makes a very acceptable addition to mixed salads in the winter[
Flowers - raw. Produced in abundance, they have a pleasant sweet flavour and make a decorative addition to the salad bowl[
Seed - surface sow spring in a cold frame. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks at 18°c[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Basal cuttings in spring[
]. Harvest the shoots when they are about 10 - 15cm long with plenty of underground stem. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer.
Division in spring or autumn[
]. Very easy, the plant can be divided at almost any time of the year[