Coventry Bells (Nettle-leaved Bellflower) HP/BB/BN
A beautiful plant found growing in shady hedgerows, completely unnoticed until July/August when tall spires of large purple-blue bell-flowers appear. A very attractive plant providing welcome colour in shady spots when most other plants in shade have finished flowering. Will survive dry soil but prefers some fertility in the form of leaf mould or other organic matter. Best grown in some shade as in full sun the flowers lose their intensity. Ht 2-3ft. Mostly seen in the wild in Southern Britain in woodland margins, clearings and shady banks.