Campanulaceae (family name)
Forage for pollinators: Visited for nectar and pollen by honeybees, bumblebees and solitary bees. Harebell mason bees and mining bees collect pollen exclusively from Campanulas, and can be found sheltering in the flower overnight.
Flowering time: June, July, August, September
Growing information: Native rhizomatous perennial forming an extensive clump of erect stems bearing dark green leaves and racemes of violet-blue flowers between 10 – 60 cm high by 50cm – 1m wide, and taking 2 – 5 years to reach maturity. It prefers full sun or partial shade on free-draining soil such as chalk which is alkaline or neutral. Suitable for naturalizing in wildlife or low maintenance cottage and informal gardens. Cutting back after flowering can encourage a second flush of flowers. In the wild they can appear in good numbers on dry hilly pastures