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Campanula medium - L.
                 
Common Name Canterbury Bells, Cup and Saucer, Canterbury Bells
Family Campanulaceae
USDA hardiness 6-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Railway banks in the S.E. and E. Midlands of Britain[17]. Stony banks amongst calcareous rocks in Europe[221].
Range S. Europe. Naturalized in Britain[17].
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: Blue. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Late summer, Mid summer. Form: Upright or erect.

Campanula medium Canterbury Bells, Cup and Saucer, Canterbury Bells


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Campanula medium Canterbury Bells, Cup and Saucer, Canterbury Bells
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Physical Characteristics
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Campanula medium is an evergreen Biennial growing to 1.2 m (4ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower in July, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles, lepidoptera, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves;  Root.
Edible Uses:

Young shoots - raw or cooked[177]. Root - cooked[177].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Dye.

Green and pale blue dyes are obtained from the flowers[168].
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses: Border, Container, Ground cover. Succeeds in most fertile well-drained soils[233], though it prefers a moist but well-drained rich sandy loam and a neutral or alkaline soil in sun or partial shade[1, 200]. A very ornamental plant, it is often grown in the flower garden and there are many named varieties[17]. The species in this genus do not often hybridize and so seed can generally be relied upon to come true[221]. The plants are self-fertile[221]. Plants usually self-sow in British gardens[221]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233]. Special Features: Not North American native, Suitable for cut flowers.
Propagation
Seed - best sown in an outdoor seedbed in May, the seedlings are transplanted when large enough and then placed in their final positions in the autumn[221]. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks at 18°c[138].

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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