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  • Eventual height: 0.9m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Campanula trachelium

bellflower / bats-in-the-belfry

Perfect for pollinators
approx 150 seeds £2.99

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil:fertile, neutral to alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This attractive perennial is often found in hedges or woodland edges. Its bristly, nettle-like leaves form a basal clump, from which stout upright stems appear from midsummer to early autumn, bearing gorgeous lavender blue bells. In the garden, it looks wonderful when incorporated into naturalised planting schemes.

  • Garden care: Start off under glass or in a cold frame by surface-sowing seeds into trays of good seed compost and maintain temperatures at around 18-20C. When large enough to handle, thin out and grow on in individual pots and gradually harden them off before planting outside after the

  • Sow: January to April

  • Approximate quantity: 150