The pretty British Harebell otherwise known as the bluebell of Scotland, produces thin wiry stems of nodding pale blue flowers. It is an easy, charming plant for rockeries or borders.
Sow on the surface of the compost in spring or autumn in John Innes Seed Compost. Make sure that the compost is moist but not wet and seal in a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 14-28 days at 15-21C. Do not exclude light which is beneficial to germination. Transplant when large enough to handle into 8cm pots and grow on at a lower temperature. Later plant out in autumn or spring 3cm apart into well drained fertile garden soil in sun or part shade.