Herb: Canterbury Bells


Latin name: Campanula medium


Family: Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family)



Edible parts of Canterbury Bells:

Young shoots - raw or cooked. Root - cooked.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Biennial

Height:
120 cm
(4 feet)

Flovering:
July

Habitat of the herb:

Railway banks in the S.E. and E. Midlands of Britain. Stony banks amongst calcareous rocks in Europe.

Other uses of Canterbury Bells:

Green and pale blue dyes are obtained from the flowers.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - best sown in an outdoor seedbed in May, the seedlings are transplanted when large enough and then placed in their final positions in the autumn. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks at 18C.

Cultivation of Canterbury Bells:

Railway banks in the S.E. and E. Midlands of Britain. Stony banks amongst calcareous rocks in Europe.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Campanula medium:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.