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Campanula medium

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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.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Canterbury Bells have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Canterbury Bells

  • Full Sun

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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.

Growing Canterbury Bells from seed

Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Canterbury Bells

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. 1

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Canterbury Bells is a very hardy plant.

How long does Canterbury Bells take to grow?

These estimates for how long Canterbury Bells takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

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Days to Germination How long does it take Canterbury Bells to germinate?
14 days

Average 14 days | Min 3 days | Max 361 days (14)

Days to Transplant How long until I can plant out Canterbury Bells?
+ 109 days

Average 109 days | Min 91 days | Max 113 days (8)

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Other names for Canterbury Bells

Cups and saucers, Bellflower, Bluebell

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