Seeds forum: Winter sowing Canterbury Bells?

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Sep 2, 2012 8:13 PM CST
Has anyone tried WS of Canterbury Bells? the tall double kind?
How did it work out? Did they flower the first year? they are biennial.
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Sep 3, 2012 6:15 AM CST

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I have not.. sorry
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Sep 3, 2012 8:24 AM CST
I wish I had thought of them when I was starting biennials.
Canterbury Bells are on Trudi's list for Zone 3 so I think that is an okay method too.
PA (Zone 5b)
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DEMinPA
Sep 3, 2012 8:51 AM CST

I winter sowed the single variety. Great germination. Bloomed second year.

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Sep 3, 2012 8:58 AM CST

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I have not but many people do with good results.

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Sep 3, 2012 2:36 PM CST
Since I have the seeds, I might as well give it a go.
Thanks!
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Sep 3, 2012 3:20 PM CST
I plan to try WS-ing some of the different varieties of Campanula I have lying around, too. Haven't had a lot of luck with trying to start them in the GH, so WS is most likely a good option. (Geez, but I hate admitting that to Karen! Hilarious! )
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Sep 3, 2012 6:07 PM CST

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Hilarious! I had great success with campanula carpatica, but it's the only one I've done.

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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Sep 3, 2012 6:58 PM CST
I had one of those grow by accident, and it's so pretty I'd really like more! Smiling
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Sep 4, 2012 2:35 AM CST
Yes, that makes a good border or edge planting.
I keep meaning to get that going too.
Apparently some get them to reseed in Calgary, but mine have not.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Sep 20, 2013 8:56 AM CST
I winter sowed Campanula carpatica this year, and I love it. Lovey dubby

Was tickled to find about a dozen Canterbury Bells seedlings while I was weeding their bed today. I hadn't seen any earlier in the year so I wasn't sure how many I'd get.

-So for W/S these I'd expect to hold over the containers for quite a while. They seem to show up later than a lot of others do.
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Sep 20, 2013 9:02 AM CST
http://garden.org/thread/view_post/364432/

Caroline, how did these turn out for you?
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Sep 21, 2013 4:19 PM CST
I did get some germination,but I should have moved them to a shady spot earlier, as they did not like the heat.

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