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:
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 18°C.
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.