Canterbury Bells Seeds - White
USDA Zones: 3 - 9
Height: 32 inches
Bloom Season: Spring and summer
Bloom Color: White
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover
Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 10 inches
Care & Maintenance: Bellflower
Canterbury Bells (Campanula Medium White) - Canterbury Bells seed was some of the first imported flower seeds grown in colonial American gardens. In fact, they date back to medieval times and are native to southern Europe. Campanula Canterbury Bells have always been valued for their showy three-foot stalks of bell-shaped flowers that last from late spring and into the summer. If you want to enjoy the flowering period of this Campanula longer, keep the spent flowers deadheaded to prolong the bloom time. Stake Campanula plants before the flowers open to keep stems upright. They are sun-lovers and establish easily from flower seed for any flower garden. Canterbury Bells are praised for being excellent cut flowers. Cut the Canterbury Bells flowers after one or two flowers are open. The flowers will last in vase up to 8 days and more when floral preservatives are added to the vase water.
Sow Canterbury Bell flower seeds indoors 6 - 10 weeks before your region's last frost date. Press the Campanula seeds into the soil but do not cover them. The flower seeds germinate in 14 - 21 days. Transplant the seedlings outdoors in rich, well-drained soil that has plenty of compost or sphagnum peat moss worked in. The Campanula plants need a site in full sun to light shade. Canterbury Bells care includes fertilizing every other month during the growing season for best height and heaviest bloom. Cut Canterbury Bells back after flowering.