Campanula medium, common name Canterbury bells, is an annual or biennial flowering plant of the genus Campanula, belonging to the family Campanulaceae. In floriography, it represents gratitude, or faith and constancy.
The Canterbury Bells plant aka Campanula is an attractive plant with an old-world charm. Medium was introduced to Britain in 1597. The Campanula flower was popular in the 1800s. These garden plants are still found in landscapes and window sills throughout the world. Campanula medium is native to the Mediterranean region. Some call the plant “cup and saucer” but, more people call this plant by its common name – Canterbury Bells. Canterbury Bells feature long flower stalks and bell-shaped flowers. It’s a biennial, which means they bloom during their second year. The flower stalks can reach up to three feet tall and sprout from a rosette of green leaves. Due to their height, these Campanula plants are usually grown outdoors.