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Care of the plant Campanula medium or Canterbury bells.

Care of the plant Campanula medium or Canterbury bells

The genus Campanula, family Campanulaceae, includes 300 species of perennial, annual and biennial plants native to the Caucasus and the Mediterranean region mostly. Some species are: Campanula medium, Campanula carpathica, Campanula pyramidalis, Campanula portenschlagiana, Campanula fragilis, Campanula glomerata, Campanula rotundifolia, Campanula rapunculoides.

Common name: Canterbury bells. This species is native to southern Europe.

They are herbaceous plants of pyramidal size that can live for 2 years and that reach 50 cm (1.64 feet) in height. The leaves have an oblong-lanceolate shape and alternate arrangement, except for the leaves at the base which are presented in a rosette. The decorative flowers appear in terminal clusters, are about 5 cm (1.96") long and can be purplish-blue, white or pink. They bloom from late spring to mid-summer.

They are easy to grow plants that are used for terraces, borders and in pots for balconies, patios or terraces.

Campanula medium can grow in full sun or light shade exposures. It resists occasional and low intensity frosts.

Canterbury bells can be grown in light and cool soils but prefers to be calcareous and contain abundant humus. The planting in its final place and the transplanting are done in autumn or spring.

Water frequently so that the soil is cool but not damp.

Fertilize with manure in the fall. During spring and until flowering ends, use mineral fertilizer every 20 days.

Campanula medium can be attacked by mites and aphids.

Canterbury bells propagates by seeds sown in late summer or early fall.

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Campanula medium
Campanula medium
Campanula medium