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Hyacinthoides non-scripta (Bluebell)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.1m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity
Toxic - Eating may cause severe discomfort.
Toxic - Eating may cause severe discomfort.
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name: Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Other names: Bluebell, Wood bells, Harebell, Squill, Dog's leek, Fairy flower, Cuckooflower, Culver keys, Crow bells, Wild hyacinth, Scilla nutans, Hyacinthoides non scripta, Blue bells

Genus: Hyacinthoides Hyacinthoides

Species: H. non-scripta - H. non-scripta has llinear leaves and stems bearing arching racemes of fragrant, narrowly tubular, violet-blue flowers in spring.


Hyacinthoides non-scripta is: Deciduous

Flower: Blue in Spring

Foliage: Dark-green in Summer

Fragrance: The flower is scented.

Habit: Clump-forming, Spreading

Toxicity: Eating may cause severe discomfort.

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Where to grow

Hyacinthoides non-scripta (Bluebell) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Cottage/Informal, Underplanting, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation: Plant 8 cm deep in late summer or early autumn in any moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil that does not dry out.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Other names: Bluebell, Wood bells, Harebell, Squill, Dog's leek, Fairy flower, Cuckooflower, Culver keys, Crow bells, Wild hyacinth, Scilla nutans, Hyacinthoides non scripta, Blue bells

Genus: Hyacinthoides Hyacinthoides

Species: H. non-scripta - H. non-scripta has llinear leaves and stems bearing arching racemes of fragrant, narrowly tubular, violet-blue flowers in spring.


Hyacinthoides non-scripta is: Deciduous

Flower: Blue in Spring

Foliage: Dark-green in Summer

Fragrance: The flower is scented.

Habit: Clump-forming, Spreading

Toxicity: Eating may cause severe discomfort.

Watch out for

General care


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Hyacinthoides non-scripta (Bluebell) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Cottage/Informal, Underplanting, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation: Plant 8 cm deep in late summer or early autumn in any moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil that does not dry out.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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