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Campanula - Champion Pro Light Pink

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CAMPANULA MEDIUM

Light pink campanula bred specifically for cut-flower production. Incredibly productive, and long lasting flowers, flowers first year (unlike most biennial campanulas). Daylight sensitive flowering in around November like clockwork, earlier sown plants have more time to grow longer stems. Pinching recommended.


Plant Type: Hardy Annual

Ideal Location: Full Sun / Partial Shade

Spacing: 18–28cm

Height: 30–60cm

Whilst these campanula's may come back after harvesting/cutting back, they really are best grown as annuals as they will only flower incredibly short on second flushes. Unlike other perennial campanulas, the Champion series is incredibly reliable at flowering in their first season.

Can be planted very close together (up to 10cm) if you just want once quick flower stem harvest before clearing and making space for summer flowers. Alternatively you can plant further apart (22cm), and pinch for very very generous harvests of smaller (easier to work with) stems, but pinching the first stem back low just as it starts to elongate is the key, otherwise the side-shoots will be too short.

A Note on Hardening Off

All our plants are grown as we would grow & plant ourselves, which means we typically do not harden off (acclimatise) any of our smaller plants before planting.

Instead, after planting, we always cover all our plants with some sort of frost/mikroclima type cloth over wire low hoops. We leave this cover on till the plants are too big for the cover (usually a couple months later). We have found this extra layer of prolonged cover does away with any need to faff around hardening off plants, and the difference between any plants under these low hoops and those with zero transitionary cover is astonishing!

Prior to planting we also always give our plants a very good soak in water with a swig of seaweed solution and innoculate our plants with beneficial microorganisms. This helps alleviate stress, and start all our plants off with the best possible beginnings.

If however you don't / can't plant under some similar sort of cover, then we do definitely recommend you give your plants 5–14 days to slowly acclimatise to your less protected environment before planting out. We are reasonably mild compared to more southern growers, so easing the plants into colder climates is definitely advised.

Cloth: Polynet / Redpath
Hoops: 4mm Fencing Wire (which we cut up to fit our beds, with bolt cutters as fencing pliers are waaay too hard on our hands!)