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Storybook Blend Canterbury Bells Seeds

Storybook Blend Canterbury Bells Seeds

SKU:1004

What an elegant flower! Canterbury bells, also called bellflower, is one of the first imported flowers to grace colonial gardens. This dramatic, tall plant is an excellent backdrop for your shorter annuals and perennials, blooms into early summer, attracts pollinators, and is a wonderful, long-lasting cut flower!

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Variety Info

Family: Campanulaceae

Native: Italy and France

Hardiness: Biennial in USDA zones 5–8

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Spring to summer

Plant Dimensions: 18"–36" tall

Variety Info: 1"–2" long, bell-shaped flowers in purple, violet, blue, lavender, pink, and white blossoms cover tall flower spikes.

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, and/or 2 months before your average first frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 60Β°-70Β°F.

When to Start Inside: 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date. May bloom first year if started indoors.

Days to Emerge: 15–20 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 8 seeds every 6"–18"

Thinning: When 1" to 2" tall, thin to 1 every 6"–18"

Growing Info

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest in the morning, choosing stems where the top-most flowers have not opened, but show their final color.