English Bluebells In the Green

English Bluebells, a familiar sight and smell is sure to greet you in any English woods during mid spring as the ground is carpeted with the violet; nodding bell-shaped flower of the true English Bluebell.

Buying English Bluebells as bulbs in the green, means that the root system and foliage have developed, giving them a better chance to thrive straight away. Our UK cultivated English Bluebell bulbs in the green are lifted from their beds to order and then packed into bundles while they are in leaf and actively growing. Self-seeding, they will continue to spread in large clumps each year.

PacksPrice per pack
1 £11.40
2 - 19 £8.21
20+ £6.16

£11.40 (inc. VAT)

Pack of 25 bulbs 'in the green'

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Specifications:

  • Colour: Blue
  • Height: 40cm
  • Perennial
  • UK cultivated

Good For:

  • Beds and borders
  • Bees
  • Cut flowers
  • Fragrance
  • Lawns and verges
  • Long grass
  • Pots and containers
  • Woodland

How to grow:

  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil Type: Moist but well drained
  • Position: Sheltered spot, Semi-shade
  • Bulbs per m2: 150
  • Planting depth: 8cm

More Information

English Bluebells, a familiar sight and smell is sure to greet you in any English woods during mid spring as the ground is carpeted with the violet, nodding, bell-shaped flower of the true English Bluebell.

Buying Bluebells as bulbs in the green, means that the root system and foliage have developed, giving them a better chance to thrive straight away. Our UK cultivated Bluebell bulbs in the green are lifted from their beds to order and packed into bundles while they are in leaf and actively growing. Self-seeding, they will continue to spread in large clumps each year.

English Bluebells or Hyacinthoides non-scripta are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act. Which means you can’t dig these up without the right license. They are an important part of the British countryside, drawing visitors into the woodlands to experience carpets of blue flowers every April. Our UK cultivated stock is lifted under license by growers local to us.

Identifying English Bluebells

English bluebells are a rich violet colour with white anthers on delicate nodding stems. The bells hang from one side of the stem, giving them their unique nodding form. English Bluebells grow to around 20cm tall with thin bright green foliage. You can experience the sight and scent of these flowers best when they are planted in drifts, they are a must for woodland gardens.

How to plant your English Bluebell Bulbs In the Green

Plant your actively growing English Bluebell Bulbs In the Green between late February and April. Plant them with a dibber 5-8 cm apart. Keep some of the foliage out at the top. You should be able to see how deeply the plant had been previously been underground where the leaves are white.

If you have lots of bluebell bulbs to plant we suggest cutting an envelope in the soil and laying the bulbs in. You should fit 7-10 bulbs for the width of the cut. They should be 8 – 12 cm deep.

Bluebell bulbs grow in any soil but if you want them to naturalise, plant them in a humus rich soil that is well drained and moist. This will be ideal for cultivating the young bulbs and seeds by making sure that they don’t dry out over summer. They will manage in a sunny spot, but they are a fleshy bulb and can dry out, semi-shaded spot is best, their natural home is amongst deciduous trees.

Please be aware, there are only limited numbers of English bluebell bulbs in the green each year, but you can buy bluebell bulbs from us in autumn too.

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