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Hyacinthoides non-scripta (English Bluebells)

English Bluebells, Wild Hyacinth, Bell Bottle, Bluebottle, Calver Keys, Common English Bluebells, Cover Keys, Crake Feet, Crow Bells, Crow Leek, Cuckooflower, Culver Keys, Dog Leek, Dog's Leek, Bluebells, Fairy Flower, Harebell, Single Gussies, Spreading Bluebell, Squill, Wood Bells, Agraphis nutans , Endymion nonscriptus, Endymion nutans, Scilla non-scripta, Scilla nutans


Hyacinthoides non-scripta (English Bluebells) is a vigorous, bulbous perennial producing small clumps of linear, strap-shaped leaves from which rise tall stems bearing arching, one-sided racemes of 4-16 strongly sweetly scented, nodding, narrowly tubular, bell-shaped, violet blue flowers, rarely pink or white. Blooming heartily from mid to late spring, English Bluebells go dormant by early summer. Easy to grow, low care and spectacular when massed, they are a reliable addition to the landscape, where they will happily multiply in optimum growing conditions. Bluebells make an attractive ornamental addition to woodland gardens or sites in semi-shade.

  • Typically forms spreading clumps up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm).
  • Easy to grow, this plant is rarely affected by pests or diseases and is resistant to deer and rodents! Just plant it and forget about it!
  • Plant in average, moist, well-drained soils in partial shade. Tolerates full shade.
  • This charming naturalizer provides color and contrast to the woodland garden and naturalized areas. Spectacular when planted in large drifts. Perfect as a groundcover or underplanting shrubs and roses. Great as cut flowers too!
  • Propagate by seed, sown in pots in a cold frame when ripe, keep shaded and do not allow to dry out. Alternatively remove offsets in summer
  • Eating may cause severe discomfort
  • Native to western Europe

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 10
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 15
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Hyacinthoides - Bluebells, Scilla - Squills
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spacing 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Depth 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United Kingdom
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 10
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 15
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Hyacinthoides - Bluebells, Scilla - Squills
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spacing 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Depth 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United Kingdom
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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