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Hyacinthoides hispanica (Scilla campanulata)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hyacinthoides hispanica

Other names

Scilla campanulata

Genus

Hyacinthoides Hyacinthoides

Species

H. hispanica - H. hispanica is a bulbous perennial with smooth, oblong leaves and a spike of blue, white and pink bell-shaped flowers in spring.


Hyacinthoides hispanica is: Deciduous

Fragrance

The flower is scented.

Habit

Clump-forming, Spreading

Toxicity

Eating may cause severe discomfort.

Flower

Blue, Pink, White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

How to care

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General care


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Where to grow

Hyacinthoides hispanica (Scilla campanulata) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wildlife, Underplanting, Wildflower

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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Hyacinthoides hispanica

Other names

Scilla campanulata

Genus

Hyacinthoides Hyacinthoides

Species

H. hispanica - H. hispanica is a bulbous perennial with smooth, oblong leaves and a spike of blue, white and pink bell-shaped flowers in spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

The flower is scented.

Habit

Clump-forming, Spreading

Toxicity

Eating may cause severe discomfort.


Colour

Flower

Blue, Pink, White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hyacinthoides hispanica (Scilla campanulata) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wildlife, Underplanting, Wildflower

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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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