Canterbury Bells ‘Champion Blue’

Campanula medium

Features

  • Medium producer
  • Pollinator-friendly

Description

Each plant produces multiple stems from the base, which are loaded with the most magical, dark grape-purple, bell-shaped blooms. While most Canterbury bells are biennials, this hybrid flowers the first year from an early sowing of seed.

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 30 to 40 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 120 to 150 days
Plant spacing: 12 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 8 to 10 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when just a few flowers are open on a stem. Expect a vase life of 10 to 14 days.

Details

Description

Each plant produces multiple stems from the base, which are loaded with the most magical, dark grape-purple, bell-shaped blooms. While most Canterbury bells are biennials, this hybrid flowers the first year from an early sowing of seed.

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 30 to 40 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 120 to 150 days
Plant spacing: 12 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 8 to 10 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when just a few flowers are open on a stem. Expect a vase life of 10 to 14 days.

Sources

How to Grow

Winter Mini Course

Learn how to start flowers from seed in this three-part video series

In our upcoming Winter Mini Course, you’ll learn everything you need to know to successfully start flowers from seed, including all of the necessary supplies, step-by-step instructions, special tips and tricks, and how to create a simple indoor seed-starting area.