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Bluebell

Hyacinthoides spp.

Hyacinthoides non-scripta (Common Bluebell) by MichaelMaggs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H6-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

30cm

5cm

Min

5cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Bluebell Overview

Hyacinthoides is a genus of 12 species of bulbous perennial flowering plants in the Asparagaceae family. They are native to the Mediterranean basin with one, H. non-scripta, or the English bluebell found further north in parts of Northwestern Europe. They have clumps of strap-shaped leaves and bell-shaped or star-shaped usually blue flowers in Spring. H. non-scripta is a common sight in UK woodlands and is cultivated in naturalistic garden planting schemes.

How to propagate Bluebell

Seed

Division

Division in late summer.

Special features of Bluebell

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Bluebell

Grown for their bluebell flowers.

Deer Resistant Plants

Although never fully deer proof - they are less likely to eat these.

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Achillea filipendulina

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Spring Bulbs for Autumn Planting

Plant out these flowering bulbs in autumn to enjoy their performance next year.

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