Cathedral Bells are an outstanding flower. They are popular for home gardens.
And, they look great in hanging baskets. Large, bell-shaped flowers will
bloom from summer to fall. Colors include white, pink, rose, orange, and
violet. Young flowers are musk scented, and mature flowers take on a honey
Cathedral Bells are climbers. Some varieties can grow over 20 feet in a season,
if supported by a trellis or a fence. Some people grow them in planters on
balconies and decks, and let them trail down the outside of the deck fence.
They are also popular in hanging baskets.
Cathedral Bells will attract hummingbirds.
Did you Know? Cathedral Bells flower seed packets are by far the most
popular flower as favors for bridal showers and weddings.
Cathedral Bells are grown from seeds. They require a long growing period.
An indoor start is recommended for northern areas of the country. In areas
with a long growing season, Cathedral Bells can be directly seeded into your
Sow Cathedral Bell seeds early in the season, and cover lightly with 1/8"
soil. Keep the soil moist during germination. They germinate in 10 to 14
days. We recommend heated germination mats for faster germination.
Transplant Cathedral Bell plants into your garden, after the last frost date
for your area. Space plants 8-10" apart. Provide something for them to grow
on for maximum growth potential. They will tolerate a little crowding. If
growing in hanging planters, space them a little closer.
How to Grow Cathedral Bell Flowers:
Cathedral Bells tolerate a variety of soils. For maximum growth potential,
provide a rich soil with plenty of organic matter. Soil should drain well.
Add a general purpose fertilizer when planting them, then once a month after
Once your Cathedral Bells are established, they should grow well and vine
out at a fast pace. Watering during during dry periods is important to sustain
fast growth and big, bright blooms.
Cathedral Bells are annuals. They will succumb to frost and freezes.
Insect and Disease:
Cathedral Bells seldom have problems with insects and disease. If insect
or disease problems occur, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents