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Hyacinthoides non-scripta (Bluebell)

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 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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Hyacinthoides non-scrypta

When buying bluebells, ensure that the bulbs are from a legitimate supplier, as vast numbers of bluebell bulbs are stripped illegally from the wild every year. Moreover, some plants sold as bluebells are hybrid varieties, crossed with the Spanish bluebell, which have a far less rich colour and are less graceful in habit. Hybrid bluebells are apt to escape into the wild, and, being partly fertile, may interbreed with native bluebells....
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