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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5 years to reach maturity
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.
How to propagate Nettle-Leaved Bellflower
In containers in a cold frame in spring.
In Spring or Autumn.
Tip cuttings from new growth after flowering.
Special features of Nettle-Leaved Bellflower
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Nettle-Leaved Bellflower
Under shrubs, medicinal.