Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non scripta)

Plant these native bluebells in any collection of trees and shrubs and it makes them look like they've been there forever. This is the true native British bluebell not the chunkier, unscented Spanish garden form. More
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Bluebell woods are unique to the Atlantic seaboard of Europe, so it's only us that know what it's like to walk through a wood in spring and get that incredible smell. Plant your own mini bluebell wood now and love them forever afterwards.

These are the true native British bluebell, not the chunkier, unscented Spanish garden form.

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Genus Hyacinthoides
Group/Species non-scripta
Type Perennial
Common Name British Native Bluebells
Border Position Ground Cover (Scattered)
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Scented
Site Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing Plant 10-15cm deep, 10cm apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant your bluebells as soon as they arrive. Choose an area of dappled shade, ideally under a deciduous tree. English bluebell bulbs thrive in moist, well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter so add plenty of well-rotted manure, leaf mould or garden compost to the soil prior to planting. Plant your bluebells at the level that they were planted before they were lifted, which you'll see from where the leaves turn white. This will be at a depth of about 10cm, spacing them about 10cm apart. For natural-looking drifts of bluebells, cast the bulbs across the planting area and plant them where they land.
Care Tips They will gradually self-sow and naturalise over time. You can lift and divide them or just leave them to get on with it. Find out more about how to plant and grow bluebells. Woody area or shrubbery is best or plant against a damp shady wall or under a tree.
Flowering April - May
Vase Life Pick when they first emerge and sear the stems for 20 seconds. Use scissors to pull them up and cut above the white part of the stalk so as to not damage the bulb. Best arranged on it's own or with cowslips.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non scripta) reviews

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Reviewed 1st February 2020 by Simon

The bulbs have gone in and quality seems great but it will be a while Before I know how well They’ve taken. But, by buying in the green The garden has some hint of what is to come next year.

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Reviewed 15th August 2019 by Katrina

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Emma

They were easy to plant and seemed to get established this year.

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Reviewed 31st May 2019 by Celia

Good quality plants. All taken well so far
Still waiting for tarragon and rosemary