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“Canterbury Bells” medium, also known as “Tower of bells”




Canterbury bells are also known as Campanula medium or bell flower. Campanula means “Tower of bells”. It is an annual or biennial flowering plant. The plant bears bell shaped flowers with a flat base and the Colors come in colors of blue, purple, mauve or white. The bloom is on large spikes. These plants can grow up to a height of 2-3 feet. These plants are used as border plants, flower beds, mass plants, in gardens and for landscaping and as a cut flower. They are also used to attract bees.
The flowers are usually in cup and saucer flower shape. This plant can reseed and are hardy herbaceous biennial flowers. The flowers are single or double blooms with rosettes that stretch into bell shaped florets. The plant is native of southern Europe. They were earlier known as “Coventry bells”. The plant needs full sun to partial shade. The plant needs Well-drained, mildly acidic/alkaline, neutral and moist. The plant grows well in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a to 10b and with a pH level of 6.6 to 7.8.

Growing conditions of Canterbury bells medium

• The plant needs full sun to partial shade.
• The plant needs Well-drained, mildly acidic/alkaline, neutral and moist.
• The plant grows well in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a to 10b.
• The soil should have a pH level of 6.6 to 7.8.
• The Seeds of this plant take 14-21 days to germinate.
• Add well-rotten manure or compost to the soil.
• If sowing indoors, place one each in 10 inch pot.
• Sow the seeds indoors 6 to 10 weeks before last frost date.
• Transplant the plant outdoors in rich, well-drained soil.
• Add peat moss or mulch to ensure draining.
• Fertilize every two to three months in the growing season to ensure heaviest bloom.

Care for Canterbury bells medium

• Avoid dry spells and water regularly.
• Canterbury bells usually suffer from slugs and they eat the crowns of the plants during rain and early summer which can be avoided by using slug pellets or scatter grit or coarse sand around the base of the flower.
• Use mulch for well draining.
• Do not overwater to avoid rottening of the plant.

Images of plant.





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