Nettle Leaved Bellflower seed (Campanula trachelium)

Campanula trachelium P. Known as the blue foxglove. A stately woodland plant or garden border specimen. Flowers: July to Sept. Requires: Shade/part shade. Height: 60-90cm.

Range (g)Price (£/g)
5 - 99 g£1.40 / g
100 - 999 g£1.30 / g
Product Price

£1.30 - £1.40 / g


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.

Often this species needs to be planted just before the frost or needs a long period of cold for Stratification, so its seed dormancy can be overcome.

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