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Campanula Poem Mix

Canterbury bells

A beautiful addition to any perennial herbaceous border

Also known as Canterbury Bells, this popular cottage garden biennial has flowers in pastel shades of pink, white and purple. Popular with bees and pollinating insects. 

Where?

Happiest in a sunny spot. Use towards the middle of a bed or border. Perfectly suited to a relaxed cottage garden style. 

How?

Easy to grow in a well-drained soil. Add some coarse grit to the planting hole if your soil is heavy and likely to stay wet in winter.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available May - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering May - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 60 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 40 cm - 60 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 100 cm
Medicinal No

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, Patio container, City garden, Gravel garden, Mediterranean garden, Wildlife garden, Rock garden

Typically available

From May to September