Harebell produces delicate little blue bells bobbing on a thread-like stem. It is actually a tough, little plant which tolerates many dry conditions, exposed places and poor soils. The Harebell also survives in both acid and alkaline soils, providing it is not waterlogged. In nature, it grows on cliff tops, exposed grassland and hedgerows. This is certainly an attractive and hardy little garden plant, ideal for a wildlife area.
The pretty little bells attract pollinators in the late Summer months, in particular both Honey bees and Bumble bees
It is the county flower of several counties throughout the UK: Dumfriesshire, Yorkshire and County Antrim. It grows to a small clump and self seeds readily.