Canterbury Bells: Blue (Campanula medium)
An old-fashioned biennial. Canterbury Bells form a low rosette of green leaves and upright stems that bear loads of large blue dangling bells. Stems are superb for cutting. Allow some plants to self seed, which will produce another generation for future years.
Also Known As: Bell flower and Widow bell
Ease of Growing: Easy
Grown as: Biennial
Maturity (Blooms): Spring and summer
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium
Beneficial Insects?: Yes. Attracts Bees & Butterflies and Hummingbirds, as well as resisting deer and rabbits.
Sow Depth: On soil surface
USDA Zone: 3a-9b
Produces: long, loose clusters of bell-shaped blue flowers.
Garden Uses: flower beds, borders, and containers.
Young shoots: raw or cooked.