The Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower, otherwise known as the Campanula Carpatica or Carpathian Bellflower, Tussock Bellflower, Carpathian Harebell (Campanula carpatica), is a rather well known perennial plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its low maintenance and moderate growth, this perennial will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
Fortunately, taking care of your Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower is not too difficult – as long as you follow our guidelines in this Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower Care Guide. Now let’s get started.
In order to take proper care of your Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower you’ll need to keep in mind the following guidelines:
- Water: The Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
- Light: Keep your Campanula Carpatica in an environment where it can receive partial to full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower in soil with moist but well-draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of sand, chalk, and loam.
That’s it – sunlight, water and soil! The basic 3 fundamentals for all plant care, and with the Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower this is no exception. With these three elements, your leafy friend will live healthy and happy.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower belongs to the Campanulaceae family, the genus Campanula and the species Carpatica, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Campanula Carpatica (kam-PAN-yoo-luh kar-PAT-ih-kuh).
As with other Campanula’s, the Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower is a herbaceous plant, which means it will die back to the ground every year.
The Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower is a species native to the Carpathian Mountains in Europe.
Knowing your plant’s native region is very useful, as it can give you tips on which environment is best for your Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower. If you keep it in mind, you can try to replicate these conditions at home, and you’ll likely end with a healthier plant.
With this in mind, the Campanula Carpatica will be most used to the heat zones in the 1 – 7 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 3b, 3a, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a and the ideal climate zone is between 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.
But, how big does the Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower actually get? What should you expect in terms of size? Let’s dive right in…
The Campanula Carpatica can grow up to 4″ – 1′ (10cm – 30cm) in 4″ – 1′ (10cm – 30cm).
Also, expect it to grow in a wonderful compact, and mounding shape, which is something worthwhile to remember when making your garden landscape plans.
In terms of watering, the Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower is a fairly simple plant to take care of. This is mostly because it has a straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Campanula Carpatica prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage, and moist properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times.
But, if you want a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to watering your Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower then you should consider the famous ‘finger’ test. To perform this test, you just need to put your finger in your plant’s soil and determine if it’s moist or not. If it is, then don’t water; if it isn’t, then please do. In any case, this test will allow you to know if your Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower needs or does not need water, every time.
As mentioned earlier, the Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower prefers to have soil with good drainage, and moist properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of sand, chalk, and loam.
This is why most experts agree that the Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower requires soil with high organic matter, loam (silt), and sand, which will give you the right conditions it needs.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower requires partial to full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this perennial will do well as long as you keep it in partial to full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Campanula Carpatica in from little to partial shade (only 2-6 hours of direct sunlight a day), to dappled or moderate shade (under other plant’s canopy), to full and direct sun (more than 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).
Being a herbaceous plant, the Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower will die back to the ground every year. But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the summer (early, mid, late), and during the fall.
You can expect your Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower to flower around the spring and in the summer months from April to June (spring), and from July to September (summer). In particular, this perennial is well known for its long bloom season, flowers for cutting and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower produces some beautiful purple, lavender, bluepink, and white flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower have a beautiful green color during most of the year.
In particular, they have a simple arrangement in its leaves.
You can expect the leaves from your Campanula Carpatica to be around (1-3 inches) in size.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower is well known for being able to attract hummingbirds, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.
Additionally, it has a special tolerance for animals like rabbit, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Campanula Carpatica will be fine.
Now, let’s talk garden and how your Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower will look best in it.
Most Campanula Carpatica owners agree that this perennial will look great in most cottage and rustic gardens of all types. Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of gravel and rock garden, city and courtyard, and in informal and cottage styles.
In particular, the Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower’s best use for landscaping within your garden is as cutting garden, border, rock garden, container, mass planting, or a small spaces.
Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower does well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Hemerocallis, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.
Others consider that a nice Echinacea will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!
Even though we covered a lot of care information for your Pristar™ Deep Blue Bellflower, remember the basics: sunlight, soil and water, as these should be enough to grow a healthy plant at home.