Scientific Name: Campanula medium Form: Mounded, Pyramidal - narrowly
Common Name:Canterbury bells Texture:Medium
Family Name:CampanulaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Biennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Basal, Sessile, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Elliptic, Lanceolate, Serrate
Flowers: Raceme, White, Blue, Pink, Violet, May- Jun- Jul
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Sep- Aug
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Humus rich, Alkaline
Landscape Uses: Perennial border
Key ID Features:Leaves basal rosette in first year, stalked. lanceolate to elliptical, 12–15 cm long with serrated margins, upper leaves formed in second year smaller, lanceolate and sessile, almost embracing the stem; florets in a racemose inflorescence of extremely long lasting blooms, bell-shaped flowers with short pedicels, corolla has five fused petals with lightly bent lobes, violet-blue or rarely white.