The Chico Merano Bellflower, otherwise known as the Campanula Glomerata ‘Chico Merano’ Plant Patent #26,867; Can. Plant Breeders Rights #5826 or Canterbury Bells ‘Champion Pink’, Cup and Saucer ‘Champion Pink’, Coventry Bells ‘Champion Pink’, is a rather well known perennial plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its low maintenance and moderate growth, this perennial will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
Fortunately, this is exactly what we’ll cover in this Chico Merano Bellflower Care Guide. So let’s dive in.
The fundamental caring guidelines for every Chico Merano Bellflower can be summed up into the following:
- Water: The Chico Merano Bellflower prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
- Light: Keep your Campanula Glomerata ‘Chico Merano’ Plant Patent #26,867; Can. Plant Breeders Rights #5826 in an environment where it can receive partial to full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the Chico Merano Bellflower in soil with moist but well-draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
And that’s practically it! If you keep these three factors in check, your Chico Merano Bellflower will likely have all it needs for it to survive and even thrive.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the Chico Merano Bellflower belongs to the Campanulaceae family, the genus Campanula and the species Medium, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Campanula Glomerata ‘Chico Merano’ Plant Patent #26,867; Can. Plant Breeders Rights #5826 (kam-PAN-yoo-luh glahm-er-AH-tuh).
As with other Campanula’s, the Chico Merano Bellflower is a herbaceous plant, which means it will die back to the ground every year.
The Chico Merano Bellflower is a plant native to the Southern Europe.
As a rule of thumb, we recommend to always keep in mind your plants’ native region and environment, since these are the conditions that your Chico Merano Bellflower is most accustomed to, thus where it can most favorably.
With this in mind, the Campanula Glomerata ‘Chico Merano’ Plant Patent #26,867; Can. Plant Breeders Rights #5826 will be most used to the heat zones in the 1 – 9 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a and the ideal climate zone is between 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the Chico Merano Bellflower is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.
But, what size of Chico Merano Bellflower are we talking about? What can you expect in terms of height, spread and spacing? Let’s dig in…
The Campanula Glomerata ‘Chico Merano’ Plant Patent #26,867; Can. Plant Breeders Rights #5826 can grow up to 1′ – 3′ (30cm – 90cm) in 1′ – 3′ (30cm – 90cm) and 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) in 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm).
These dimensions make the Chico Merano Bellflower a relatively medium perennial compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.
Also, expect it to grow in a wonderful compact, and upright shape, which is something worthwhile to remember when making your garden landscape plans.
This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 18″ (45cm) free so the Chico Merano Bellflower can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the Chico Merano Bellflower is a fairly simple plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Campanula Glomerata ‘Chico Merano’ Plant Patent #26,867; Can. Plant Breeders Rights #5826 prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Chico Merano Bellflower in soil with moist but well-draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage, and moist properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times.
But, if you want a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to watering your Chico Merano Bellflower then you should consider the famous ‘finger’ test. To perform this test, you just need to put your finger in your plant’s soil and determine if it’s moist or not. If it is, then don’t water; if it isn’t, then please do. In any case, this test will allow you to know if your Chico Merano Bellflower needs or does not need water, every time.
As mentioned earlier, the Chico Merano Bellflower prefers to have soil with good drainage, and moist properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
This is why most experts agree that the Chico Merano Bellflower requires soil with high organic matter, loam (silt), and sand, which will give you the right conditions it needs.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the Chico Merano Bellflower requires partial to full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this perennial will do well as long as you keep it in partial to full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Campanula Glomerata ‘Chico Merano’ Plant Patent #26,867; Can. Plant Breeders Rights #5826 in from little to partial shade (only 2-6 hours of direct sunlight a day), to dappled or moderate shade (under other plant’s canopy), to full and direct sun (more than 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).
Being a herbaceous plant, the Chico Merano Bellflower will die back to the ground every year.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the spring (late), and during the summer (early, mid).
You can expect your Chico Merano Bellflower to flower around the summer months from July to September (summer).
In particular, this perennial is well known for its repeat flowering, flowers for cutting long bloom season, and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The Chico Merano Bellflower produces some beautiful purple, or purple/lavender, bluepink, and white flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the Chico Merano Bellflower have a beautiful green color during most of the year.
In particular, they have a simple arrangement with a rosulate and whorled organization in its leaves.
You can expect the leaves from your Campanula Glomerata ‘Chico Merano’ Plant Patent #26,867; Can. Plant Breeders Rights #5826 to be around (3-6 inches) in size.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The Chico Merano Bellflower is well known for being able to attract butterflies, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.
Additionally, it has a special tolerance for animals like rabbit and deer, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Campanula Glomerata ‘Chico Merano’ Plant Patent #26,867; Can. Plant Breeders Rights #5826 will be fine.
How should you then organize your garden to include your new Chico Merano Bellflower? Here are some recommendations by expert gardeners.
Most Campanula Glomerata ‘Chico Merano’ Plant Patent #26,867; Can. Plant Breeders Rights #5826 owners agree that this perennial will look great in most cottage and rustic gardens of all types.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of informal and cottage styles.
In particular, the Chico Merano Bellflower’s best location within your garden is in beds and borders, and in patio and containers, others use it for landscaping in a raised bed, naturalized areas, mass planting, cutting garden, container, border, accent, or a rock garden.
Chico Merano Bellflower’s do well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Hemerocallis, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.
Others consider that a nice Geranium will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!
And we’ve come to an end. Fortunately, that’s everything you need to know about your Chico Merano Bellflower to keep it safe and sound in your garden or home. Enjoy planting!