Nettle-leaved Bellflower - Campanula trachelium - Native Wildflower

Type: Perennial Wildflower
Approximate height: Up to 50 cm to 1m
Flowering Time: June to September
Site and soil type: Well-drained soil in sun or partial shade
When to sow: Spring, summer, early autumn
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or under cover, into modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 1000 seeds / 0.38 g

Nettle-leaved Bellflower is also known as Blue Devils, Coventry bellflower, gloves of Mary and Great Throatwort.

It has very pretty blue bell-shaped flowers between June and September which provide forage for Bumblebees and some solitary bees.

In the wild it can be found in hedges and woodland and prefers well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Nettle-leaved Bellflower attracts / provides food for the following creatures:

  • Bees including Bumblebees and some solitary bees
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

πŸ› A food plant for the caterpillar

πŸ¦‹ Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

πŸ¦‡ Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

πŸ¦‡ (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at

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