Hyacinthoides non-scripta – Bluebell – UK Cultivated
These are UK cultivated, pure English Bluebells.
Almost half the world’s bluebells are found in the UK and they are enjoyed by visitors every spring. It’s against the law to pick or damage them; but you can buy English Bluebell bulbs from us which will naturalise from bulbs and seed.
The English Bluebell is also known as wild hyacinth; wood bell; bell bottle; cuckoo’s boots; wood hyacinth; lady’s nightcap and witches’ thimbles. The deep violet scented flowers with white anthers on delicate nodding stems are a must for woodland gardens.
|Price per pack
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£13.03 (inc. VAT)
- Colour: Blue
- Height: 30cm
How to grow:
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Soil Type: Moist but well drained
- Position: Full sun, Semi-shade
- Bulbs per m2: 150
- Planting depth: 10cm
The English Bluebell is 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 country side drawing visitors into the woodlands to experience carpets of blue flowers every April.
The English bluebell is known as Hyacinthoides Non-Scripta with a host of common names, such as wild hyacinth, wood bell, bell bottle, cuckoo’s boots, wood hyacinth, lady’s nightcap and witches’ thimbles.
Identifying English Bluebells
Deep violet, scented flowers with white anthers on delicate nodding stems. The bells hang from one side of the stem which gives them the unique nodding form. English Bluebells grow to around 20cm tall with thin bright green foliage. You can experience the scent from these flowers when they are planted in mass and fill the air, they are a must for woodland gardens.
How do I plant bluebell bulbs?
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.
We buy our UK cultivated bluebell bulbs from a grower local to us, they are the true form and harvested under license.
We also sell bulbs cultivated in the Netherlands. These are grown on a much larger scale and are quite a bit cheaper. However, although very close, they don’t have the true characteristics of the English bluebell. There is plenty to read, find out more about the Battle of the Bluebells for more info.
We sell Bluebell bulbs in packs of 50. Please be aware that there are only limited numbers of these bulbs each year.
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