Canterbury Bells is part of the Campanula (Bellflower) genus and its scientific name is Campanula medium. The medium part of this plant's botanical name means 'intermediate'.
This variety typically blooms in the following colours: Blue and Medium red-violet and Pink. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as North Texas Green
It is a flower that typically grows as a biennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of two years.
Normally reaching to a mature height of 3.25 feet (1.00 metres). Expect blooming to occur in early summer.
Be aware that Canterbury Bells typically needs a fair amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. Pay attention to weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.
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Patience is a virtue with this plant, it is classified biennial as it typically does not produce blooms until it’s second year.
Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Use Zone 5 - Zone 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Canterbury Bells requires a loamy soil with a ph of 6.0 - 7.0 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil - neutral soil. Keep in mind when planting that Canterbury Bells is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.
See our list of companion Plants for Canterbury Bells to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
Plant after all danger of frost and soil temperature has reached at least 65 degrees.
Canterbury bells prefer well drained moist soil so keep this in mind when planting and choose a location that tends to stay moist. In hotter climates they will do better with some shade. They prefer cool weather and low humidity but are cold sensitive as well. 1Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Canterbury Bells is a very hardy plant.
These estimates for how long Canterbury Bells takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.
Average 14 days | Min 3 days | Max 361 days (14)
Average 109 days | Min 91 days | Max 113 days (8)
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1 “Perennial Overview: Campanula”http://www.sophisticatedgardening.com/perennial-overview-campanula-canterbury-bells.html