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Canterbury Bells


Biennial - Two Season Plant - Height 30 to 36 inches

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Spectacular upright spikes of Cup-and-Saucer shaped pastel blooms. Ideal when used in small clusters or as a backdrop for shorter flowers. They make great cut flowers in colors of purple, blue pink, rose and white.

Special Directions for Short season climates

SOWING: Sow seed directly outdoors from late spring to early fall. Cover seed with 1/8. inch fine soil. Seed started indoors or in the greenhouse in late winter or earliest spring may bloom somewhat the first year.

THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: Carefully thin or transplant young seedlings 12 to 16 inches apart when plants are about 2 inches high.

GERMINATION: Two to three weeks depending upon soil and weather conditions. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Plant Canterbury Bells in a mostly sunny location with fairly fertile well drained soil Plants are started in Summer for blooms the following year Water regularly during summer heat and protect young plants from severe frost in winter.


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