Canterbury Bells (Campanula medium)

North Augusta, SC(Zone 8a)

Canterbury Bells
Campanula medium


Double Cup and Saucer

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Portugal Cove-St. Ph, NL(Zone 5a)

Am I correct that the name of C. medium has changed to C. calycanthema. I grew the variety Two Blues.... and I want to get the Latin name correct. The doubleness of your flower is noted. The 'Two Blues' is single.

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Calgary, AB(Zone 3b)

No, it hasn't changed. C. medium var. calyanthema is a specific variety of C. medium in which the flower is subtended by a coloured bract, hence the common name "cup and saucer", in which the coloured bract is the "saucer". The plant you show, Aguy, is Campanula medium but not var. calycanthema.

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