Campanula, commonly known as Bellflower, is a delightful cut flower that adds a touch of elegance to floral arrangements. It belongs to the Campanulaceae family and encompasses a wide range of species and cultivars. Campanula is native to many regions around the world, including Europe, Asia, and North America.
The name "Campanula" comes from the Latin word for "bell," which perfectly describes the shape of its flowers. These bell-shaped blooms are available in various colors, including shades of blue, purple, white, and pink. The charming and dainty flowers of Campanula make it a popular choice for bouquets, centerpieces, and garden-inspired floral designs.
In terms of scent, Campanula generally has a mild fragrance, but it can vary depending on the species and cultivar. Some varieties may have a subtle, sweet scent, while others may be unscented. Its scent is often overshadowed by its visual appeal, focusing more on the delicate beauty of the flowers.
Domestically Campanula is predominantly a summer-flowering plant, with different species and cultivars blooming at different times throughout the season. However we can generally source varieties all year round.
One interesting anecdote about Campanula is that it has a rich cultural history. In folklore, Campanula was believed to possess magical properties and was associated with good luck, protection, and communication. It was often used in herbal medicine for its medicinal properties and was also considered a symbol of gratitude and affection.
In the world of floristry, Campanula is valued for its versatility and ability to add a touch of grace and whimsy to floral arrangements. Its delicate blooms and long stems make it an excellent choice for both garden-style arrangements and more structured designs. Campanula's long vase life and charming appearance have made it a favorite among florists and flower enthusiasts alike.