Hyacinthoides non-scripta – Bluebell

Hyacinthoides non-scripta – Bluebell, commonly known as the English bluebell, is a beloved sight in gardens throughout Europe and the UK. While this species is native to various parts of Europe, these Hyacinthoides non-scripta are cultivated in Holland. This slight geographical difference results in some notable variations in their appearance compared to the wild English bluebells.

QuantityPrice per unit
50 - 100 £0.35
150 - 450 £0.30
500+ £0.28

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Minimum 50 bulb(s)
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Plant in Autumn for a Spring display

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Specifications:

  • Colour: Blue
  • Height: 30cm
  • Dutch cultivated
  • Perennial

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: Full sun, Semi-shade
  • Bulbs per m2: 150
  • Planting depth: 10cm

More Information

Hyacinthoides non-scripta – Bluebell, commonly known as the English bluebell, is a beloved sight in gardens throughout Europe and the UK. While this species is native to various parts of Europe, these Hyacinthoides non-scripta are cultivated in Holland. This slight geographical difference results in some notable variations in their appearance compared to the wild English bluebells.

Appearance

When you plant our Dutch-cultivated Hyacinthoides non-scripta, you may notice they tend to be more upright. This growth habit contrasts with the delicate, arching stems often seen in their wild UK counterparts. Additionally, the blooms of our cultivated bluebells are usually a slightly paler shade of blue, offering a different aesthetic to your garden. In contrast, those from the UK tend to have the classic deep blue shade that many gardeners cherish.

Choosing the right Bluebell for your garden

Understanding these subtle differences can help you make an informed choice for your garden. If you prefer the traditional deep blue and more naturalistic appearance, our UK-sourced Hyacinthoides non-scripta might be your best bet. However, if you appreciate a slightly different look with pale blue blooms and a sturdier, upright growth habit, our Dutch-cultivated variety could be an excellent addition to your garden.

Incorporating either type of Hyacinthoides non-scripta will undoubtedly bring beauty and a touch of elegance to your outdoor space.

How to plant and care for your Hyacinthoides non-scripta – Bluebell

Plant dry bluebell bulbs in Autumn from September up to December. Don’t forget that we also sell UK cultivated Bluebells ‘in the green’ in March which are a great way of ensuring success.

Bluebells will 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 so 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.

These bulbs are cultivated in Holland. However, although very close to the English bluebell, they don’t quite have the true characteristics. There is plenty to read, find out more about the Battle of the Bluebells for more info.

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