Campanula - Bell Flower

Common Names: Campanula, Bell Flower, Chimney Bells, and Canterbury Bells

Botanical names: Campanula, (kam-PAHN-ew-lah)

Availability: April through August

Vase life: 5 to 7 days

Storage temperatures: 36 to 43 degrees Fahrenheit

Ethylene Sensitive: Yes

Description: Clustered bell-shaped blooms on along stem.

Color: White, purple and blue

Botanical facts: The name is from the Latin word campana (bell) referring to the bell-shaped flowers. Campanula is native to Europe and Asia including the Mediterranean, the Alps, and the Himalayas.

Design notes: These beautiful blossoms work well in mixed seasonal arrangements and more contemporary styled designs. The stems are 18-24 inches long. The flowers are not fragrant.

Purchasing hints: Purchase when half of the buds are open and half still closed.

Conditioning: Remove all foliage that will be below the water line. Cut two inches off of the stems with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of water and commercial floral food for two hours before storage or usage.

Additional notes: Campanula do best in a vase with water. They are heavy drinkers and do not do well in floral foam.

Video Demonstration:

Cutting Garden Flower Arrangement