Campanula is Latin for "little bell". It has clustered bell-shaped blooms, 1 to 2 inches (2.5-5 cm) long and wide along the stem. These large, deep-cupped, pastel flowers look like church bells. Available in purple, white, and pink. Campanula is available year-round and is non-fragrant.
Species: Campanula spp.
Origin: Native to Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean region.
Symbolizes: The Campanula flower represents gratitude, humility, attractiveness and everlasting love.
Also Known As: Bellflower, Canterbury Bells
Care, Handling & Design
Temperature: 34-38 F (1-3 C)
Water: Medium water quality. Avoid softened water.
Vase Life: 5 to 15 days depending on the variety.
What to Look for When Purchasing
Flowers should be harvested when the first flower is fully opened. Look for mechanical damage and signs of botrytis.
Shelf life in foam is usually shorter than that in vase.
If you are looking for an unusual arrangement, let the Campanula’s wild look take you in the direction of their choice. Campanula is perfect for airy, casual garden arrangements. The shape and size of the bells can also result in simple arrangements that contain just a few flowers. Excellent in vases with flower food solution but generally do not perform as well in foam based arrangements. Excellent line flower to use in design.
Generally sensitive to ethylene but the degree of response varies depending on the variety.
Pest & Disease Information
Flowers are prone to botrytis. Use an anti-botrytis product during storage and transportation.
Browning and shriveling of open petals due to ethylene damage. Use an anti-ethylene product. Mechanical damage to flowers. Handle flowers with care. Campanulas can drink one and a half quarts per day (1.4 L). Monitor solution level closely. Re-cutting the stems will retain proper hydration.
For optimal care of Campanula, please reference the chart of products below. Make sure to select your region to see which products are available.