The seeds successfully have come up and look like mini parsley right now in a long row. Comments (2) libbyshome. Alternatively, you can plant them near shrubby plants for additional support. ... ‘Canterbury Bells’ are easily started from seed in late summer or early autumn, or in spring or early summer. Yes, deadheading is always a good thing, and you may even want to save some of the spent flower heads for seeds next season. Canterbury bells require very little maintenance. Email Save Comment 2. Does anyone know exactly how to deadhead? The stem has spiky hair and a unique reddish-brown color. Repotting. Canterbury bells also make excellent cut flowers. The lower stem of the plant has toothed leaves with a length of about 5 to 6 inches. Its best feature is the numerous, bell-shaped flowers it produces. The plants can grow up to 3 … The reddish stems of ‘Canterbury Bells’ are strong and erect. Thanks! Canterbury bells are easily grown from seed but some gardeners may prefer purchasing second year plants from their local nursery so they will have blooms that year. Flower color can range from white to pink, blue, or purple. Choose a pot a few inches larger than the existing one. Plant the purchased plants 12 – 15 inches apart. Your plant will need repotting once its roots fill its existing home. They produce flowers that are blue, purple or white in color, and shaped like small bells. Canterbury bells also make excellent cut flowers. Given them new cut and fresh water every other day a large sprig will look good for as long as two weeks. Deadhead the spent blooms and an additional light flush of blooms will be produced, continuing until frost. Deadheading Canterbury Bells. Deadheading will also minimize self seeding. ... Deadhead flowers to neaten plants and prevent self-sowing. The biennial Canterbury bells is an old fashioned favorite, growing 12 to 30 inches tall and sporting boxy, bell-shaped flowers in shades of lilac, blue, pink and white. However, dead heading will promote continued flowering. Unopened buds will complete their growth and color up adding to the beauty of the display. Start these plants from seed in midsummer for bloom the following year. Follow. Do I remove just the petals from the little cap, or snap off the entire bud? Canterbury bells, also known as bell flowers, are biennial flowering plants that are grown in most temperate regions around the world. 12 years ago. Do you deadhead Canterbury bells? I would love to keep these blooming in my garden. The large, showy flowers appear as dangling bells (hence the name), which eventually open up into cup-shaped blooms. The flowers bloom through the fall. Deadheading can sometimes encourage re-blooming as well as maintain appearances. 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