Campanula medium ‘Double Mixed’
DOUBLE CUP & SAUCER MIXED
This is an attractive mix of deep blue, pale blue, rose pink, pale pink and white flowers in our Campanula medium ‘Double Mixed’ packets.
Tea cups full of powder puffs on matching saucers
Or commonly called Double Cup & Saucer Bellflowers, for the obvious reason of the shape of their flowers.
Because they do indeed look like towers of ever so refined tea cups, full of powder puffs, each sitting on their matching saucers.
And they bloom prolifically through spring and the first half of summer.
Commercial quality cut flowers
Campanula medium is a hardy, attractive biennial flowering plant.
And it makes an excellent backdrop for shorter annuals and perennials in a flower garden, or to grow specially for cut flowers in the veggie garden.
As a cut flower they have a very long vase life, lasting for weeks if the water is changed regularly.
Hardy & easy to grow
Plant Campanula medium ‘Double Mixed’ in Full Sun or Part Shade.
They are very hardy, unfussy and easy plants to grow.
As they thrive in a wide range of soils, as long as the soil is well drained.
They are robustly frost hardy.
Native honey-eating birds, bees & butterflies love these towers of bells
Because the flowers are rich in nectar and pollen.
Rabbit & deer resistant
But those ghastly rabbits and deer don’t particularly like the taste of them. Thank goodness!
Leave to self sow or harvest?
However you do need to make a decision.
Because if you leave the flower stems to go to seed then they will happily self-sow the next generation of baby plants in the garden.
But if you harvest the flower stems as they bloom, then the clump will re-shoot with more flower spikes.
Dilemma. They are very showy in both the garden and vase.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Suitable for beginners & gardening with kids
Sow in a punnet indoors at any time / or scatter in the garden in spring.
INDOORS: First sow the seeds on the surface good quality seed raising mix.
Then lightly cover with fine river sand or sieved mix to a depth the same as the diameter of the seed.
Now place in a warm, well-lit position (not in direct sunlight).
You can use a heat mat if you have one, but a window sill or well lit corner will do just as well.
Because these are very easy and reliable seeds to germinate.
And it does help to cover the sown punnet with a plastic lid to retain moisture.
Temperatures of 15-20 degrees C. are best for rapid and optimum germination.
Now keep moist at all times with a spray water bottle, but do not saturate.
Germination should occur in 14-28 days.
Then pot on seedlings to harden off and mature before finally planting out in the garden.
SEED COUNT: 150 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).