About Canterbury Bells
A cottage garden staple for centuries, Canterbury Bells feature exquisite blooms that range from purple to lavender, plum, and white. A biennial that grows up to 32", this flower is a delight in the garden as well as in containers.
When to Plant Canterbury Bells Seeds
Start early in the season, as soon as the threat of frost has passed. Canterbury Bells can also be started indoors, 4-6 weeks before the final frost date.
Where to Plant Canterbury Bells Seeds
Canterbury Bells prefer full sun, though can be tolerant of partial shade, and do best in mild temperatures. In warmer climate, ensure these receive plenty of afternoon shade. These seeds do best in fertile, moist, well-draining soil.
How to Plant Canterbury Bells Seeds
Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the soil, and firmly compress. Leave seeds uncovered, as they require sunlight to germinate.
How to Care for Canterbury Bells
As a perennial, the first season, Canterbury Bells will only produce green foliage. It is encouraged that you overwinter this growth beneath a layer of mulch. During flowering seasons, fertilize every 1-2 months to ensure strong production. Deadheading can also encourage reblooming of Canterbury bells, though it's encouraged to leave some flower heads remaining, so it can naturally reseed.