Gardening

Campanula medium, a spectacular flower that can be in your garden

Campanula medium  also known as Cantebury Bell, Pucheritos or Lanterns . It belongs to the Campanulaceae family, of the genus Campanula, which is made up of about 300 species of perennial, annual and biennial plants. It is a species native to the Iberian Peninsula.

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Characteristics of Campanula medium

Biennial annual herbaceous plant , pyramidal in size that can reach an average of 0.5 to 1 m.

The stem leaves are sessile, toothed, lanceolate and the radicals, petiolate and oblong.

The flowers come in terminal clusters, bell-shaped, double or single, blue or pink. It blooms in late spring and early summer.

Caring for Campanula medium

It is a species that is used in gardens in central areas of massifs, for pots adorning balconies and terraces, as well as cut flowers for vases.

It needs sun or semi-shade so it can thrive. It can withstand occasional and low intensity frosts.

As for the soil, it requires good garden soil, rich, fresh and well drained.

Irrigation must be frequent, so that the ground is always fresh, but not humid.

It is necessary to train the rods so that they do not break.

The compost  should be with manure coniding with the annual garden compost. In spring and until flowering ends, mineral fertilizer can be added every 20 days.

Pruning will be to remove wilted flowers and allow for vigorous plant development.

Pests that could damage plants are thrips, snails, slugs, and aphids.

While the diseases are virosis, powdery mildew, rust, leaf spot, and neck and root rot.

It is propagated by means of seeds in late summer and early fall. Germinates at 15˚C for 15 to 20 days.

What do you think of this beautiful specimen? Did you know him? If so, be sure to give us some advice.

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