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Campanula trachelium

Bats-in-the-belfry

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Blue

Feature

Flowers

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Visions, copyright GAP Photos (61822)

Plant details

Found in woods and hedge-banks, usually on clay soils, this native wild flower produces leafy stems carrying open bell-shaped, blue-purple flowers in late summer and autumn. It makes an attractive border plant and also has a form with double flowers.

Family: Campanulaceae

Genus: Campanula

Species: trachelium

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: February to March


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