Gardening Tips & Flowers : How to Grow Canterbury Bells (Campanula Medium)

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen, and in this segment,we're going to learn all about Canterbury Bells or Campanula Medium.

And they're officiallya biannual, because you start them one year, you just get the foliage, and you don't getblooms until the second year, and then they keep receipting themselves as well.

So they'rea beautiful plant, that is found from Europe.

Now when I think of Canterbury Bells, I thinkof Canterbury England, because there's a city near London, towards the beach, going towardsEurope that is called Canterbury.

And it's a beautiful little town, and there's beautifulCanterbury Bells, blooming all through the town.

And they're also found all over Europe.

So they're one of the few, true European flowers that we grow.

Now they're actually nativeto Southern Europe, so originally, they were found in native areas of Southern Europe,and then through history, they were brought to the Northern countries.

So a lot of peoplestill say they're from the Northern Europe, but there's proof that they're actually fromSouthern Europe.

They do well in sun to part shade, and you keep them wet, never let themdry out at all.

And once they're done blooming, periodically, so you can cut them back andthey'll keep blooming, and you'll get a second or third set of blooms, and it's just a greatway to grow them.

So Canterbury Bells are just a long flower with many, many brightwhite, and purple bells hanging from the flower.

It's just a gorgeous plant.

They make greatcut flowers.

The blooms last weeks, and weeks, and they are very dependable once you getthem going.

But because they're biannual, sometimes you don't get blooms the first year,and that's okay because they're a plant that you'll enjoy for many years.

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