Bats-in-the-belfry

Campanula trachelium

Bats-in-the-belfry - Campanula trachelium

Common Name: Bats-in-the-belfry
Genus: Campanula
Species: trachelium

Category: Wildflowers
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

  • Clusters of tubular mid-blue lilac or white flowers appear on robust red-tinged stems in July and August among nettle-like, bristly mid-green leaves. In former days this nettle-leaved bellflower was widely used for treating throat infections. Thriving in partial shade it's an excellent tall plant for the edges of a woodland or wildflower garden.

  • Garden Care: After flowering cut back the faded flower-stems down to the ground and compost.

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