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CAMPANULA medium var. calycanthema
Canterbury Bells, Cups and Saucers
Cup and saucers is a short-lived perennial that originates from southwestern Europe. In late spring to early summer, clumps of medium green basal foliage put forth tall leafy stems lined with large cup-shaped bells that sit atop broad petaled saucers. Flower color varies from blue and purple to white or pink. Once flowers are spent, plants will not rebloom.
Cup and saucers is best in sites with full to part sun and fertile, well drained soil. Best plant performance is when daytimes temps are warm and evenings cool. Thus, depending on region, it may be best grown in spring or fall so that hot summer temperatures do not deter blossoms. Transplant seedlings in autumn so they bloom in spring. This beautiful old-fashioned perennial makes a romantic addition to the mixed border or cottage garden. It can be treated as a biennial, and used as a bedding plant for blooming in its second year.
8 - 1
5 - 8
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Southern Europe, Western Europe
White, Blue, Pink, Blue Violet
Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border
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