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Nettle-Leaved Bellflower

Campanula trachelium

Also known as

Bats-In-The-Belfry, Throatwort, Blue Devil Bellflower, Blue Devils, Blue Foxglove, Coventry Bellflower, Cover-Keys, Gloves Of Mary, Great Throat Root, Bats In The Belfry, Bats in the belfry, Bellflower

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Nettle-Leaved Bellflower Overview

Campanula trachelium or Nettled-leaved Bellflower (as it's also known, among other common names) is a robust perennial that is suitable for a wide range of garden situations - including wildlife gardens, as it attracts pollinators. With nettle-like, deeply toothed leaves and erect, leafy stems that bear racemes of bell-shaped lavender-blue flowers in summer, Campanula trachelium is happy in sun or shade (where the flower colour is better preserved) and it thrives in any fertile, well-drained soil.

Common problems with Nettle-Leaved Bellflower

How to propagate Nettle-Leaved Bellflower

Seed

In containers in a cold frame in spring.

Division

In Spring or Autumn.

Cuttings

Tip cuttings from new growth after flowering.

Special features of Nettle-Leaved Bellflower

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Nettle-Leaved Bellflower

Under shrubs, medicinal.

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