Nettle Leaved Bellflower ‘Campanula trachelium’

Known as the blue foxglove. A stately woodland plant or garden border specimen. The alternate name throatwort is derived from an old belief that C. trachelium is a cure for sore throat, and the species name trachelium refers to its use as treatment of the throat in folk medicine. Other folknames include Our Lady’s Bells because the color blue was identified with the Virgin Mary’s scarf, veil, or shawl; Coventry Bells because C. trachelium was especially common in fields around Coventry; and “Bats-in-the-Belfry” or in the singular “Bat-in-the-Belfry”, because the stamens inside the flower were like bats hanging in the bell of a church steeple.

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Additional information

Sun Preference

Shade

Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Prefers shade or partial shade. This species is dormant in winter and there will be likely have small or no leaves apparent but will have an excellant root sytem.

Attracts

Bumble Bees amongst other pollinators

Flowering season

July – September

Flowering colour

Blue/Purple

Eventual height

60cm-90cm

Species Type

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