Popular traditional cottage garden plant.
Campanula medium, commonly called Canterbury bells, is a biennial flower that originates from western Europe.
In late spring to early summer, clumps of medium green basal foliage put forth tall leafy stems lined with large cup-shaped bells of blue, purple, white, or pink. Likewise, the distinctive flowers of the popular variety calycanthema look like floral cups sitting on broad petaled saucers.
Once flowers are spent, plants will not rebloom.
Protection against frost in harsh climatic conditions promotes a better growth in spring. Flower stems may need support especially in more exposed locations.
Canterbury bells prefer sites with full to part sun and fertile, well drained soil. Lovely and old-fashioned, they are well-suited to perennial borders and cottage gardens.
Info source: http://www.Learn2Grow.com
Genus - Campanula
Species - Medium
Variety - Cup&Saucer Mix
Common name - Canterbury Bells
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 2 - 8
Height - 0,75 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Plant type - Biennial flower
Exposure - Full sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral
Soil type - Loose, humous with sufficient nutrients and good water supply
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Mixed Border
Bloom season - May - July
Leaf / Flower color - Green / blue, purple, white, or pink
Sow from May to July in a prepared seed bed or cold frame, firm seeds, cover with 5 mm of fine compost and keep moist.
Normal germination time - 14-28 days.
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