Canterbury Bells Cup and Saucer (Campanula medium) is a really traditional cottage garden plant. It has an upright habit with bell shaped double flowers giving a cup and saucer effect it is a perfect border plant and makes a superb cutflower.
It is a hardy biennial - sow this year for flowering the following year.
Flowers: May-July the following year.
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How to Guide
Almost fill a seed tray with moist seed compost. Sow seeds thinly over the surface and lightly cover them with a little more compost. Place in warmth at 15-20C (60-70F) and keep moist.
Sowing Distance30cm / 12in
Potting on/Thining Out
Keep seedlings in a light position, but shade from bright sun. When large enough to handle, transplant 5cm (2in) apart into trays of potting compost.
Hardening Off/Planting Out
Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions for 2-3 weeks before planting out during autumn.
Young plants will then become established before the onset of winter. Allow 30cm (12in) between plants.