bellflower with dense, violet-blue clustered blossoms, hardy
Blossoms: violet, blue
Sow: March/April in pots; late March – July in the garden
At a depth of: 0-3 mm
Germination temp: 15-20 °C
Length of germination: 8-14 days
Prick out: after mid May
Spacing: 20 cm
Bloom: June til September
Location: sunny to partially shady
Prune after the first bloom in order to encourage a second. About 6 plants per square meter, spaced 40 to 45 cm apart.
Companion perennial with beautiful, violet-blue blossoms. Loved by bumblebees.
A bit about wild flowers:
In order to preserve biodiversity, we’ve set up a wild flower program aimed at rediscovering native wild strains which benefit soil, water, flora and fauna.
Monoculture and the use of harmful chemicals have largely replaced the natural variety of flowering meadows, pristine stream banks and harmonious forest edges.
The loss of such biodiverse habitats is largely responsible for the dramatic decline of species. Bees and butterflies are finding ever fewer wild flowers and native shrubs, exhausting their food sources and natural nesting sites.
However, native wild plants attract birds, bees, butterflies and many other animals as they are ideally adapted to their respective region and to the climate.
Find out more about certified local wild plants and seeds at REWISA (German)