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Campanula medium

Cup and saucer

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.5m to 0.9m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink, blue
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Campanula medium (Cup and saucer). This is an upright slow-growing hardy biennial which is native to Southern Europe. It will bear narrow basal light green leaves. In mid summer it will produce spikes of 1m tall of profuse crowded, bell-shaped, white, pink or blue flowers.

Characteristics

Biennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Canterbury bells, Bellflower

Origin

Europe, Asia

Interest and use

Mixed borders.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will prefer to be grown with cool nights and light shade in hot areas. The soil should be neutral to alkaline, moist yet well drained. Deadhead to maintain shape.

Propagation

The seeds should be sown in the spring and will bloom the following spring and summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Heavy rain can damage plants. Slugs.

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