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Hyacinthoides x massartiana (Hybrid bluebell)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hyacinthoides x massartiana

Other names

Hybrid bluebell

Genus

Hyacinthoides Hyacinthoides

Species

H. x massartiana - H. x massartiana is a variable, clump-forming, bulbous perennial with fleshy, strap-shaped, mid-green leaves and, in spring, bell-shaped, blue flowers, rarely pink, purple-pink, or white.


Hyacinthoides x massartiana is: Deciduous

Fragrance

The flower is scented.

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact

Toxicity

Eating may cause severe discomfort.

Flower

Blue, White, Purplish-pink, Pink in Spring

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prevent self-seeding.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


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Where to grow

Hyacinthoides x massartiana (Hybrid bluebell) will reach a height of 0.3m 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

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Hyacinthoides x massartiana

Other names

Hybrid bluebell

Genus

Hyacinthoides Hyacinthoides

Species

H. x massartiana - H. x massartiana is a variable, clump-forming, bulbous perennial with fleshy, strap-shaped, mid-green leaves and, in spring, bell-shaped, blue flowers, rarely pink, purple-pink, or white.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

The flower is scented.

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact

Toxicity

Eating may cause severe discomfort.


Colour

Flower

Blue, White, Purplish-pink, Pink in Spring

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prevent self-seeding.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hyacinthoides x massartiana (Hybrid bluebell) will reach a height of 0.3m 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

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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