Hyacinthoides mauritanica
Hyacinthoides mauritanica

Hyacinthoides mauritanica

Hyacinthoides mauritanica

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Description

Bluebells are a firm favourite in any English garden, and this unusual, lacy variety Hyacinthoides mauritanica, is a great one for the collection. Unlike some other hybrid bluebells, this dwarf, gentle variety is certainly no thug. The soft, powder-blue blooms sit on graceful stems like a sprinkling of fairy dust, gradually naturalising over the years and spreading their magic to create lovely, sparkly drifts of colour. This special dwarf bluebell is from Morocco but is fully hardy in the UK climate. Where our native English bluebells like a woodland setting, Hyacinthoides mauritanica do well in full sun and even quite like an open, stony or alpine setting, such as a rockery or gravel garden. Otherwise, plant them in drifts in borders or patio containers and enjoy watching these petite beauties pop up to grace your garden with finesse, magic and charm every spring.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Hyacinthoides mauritanica

  • Flower colour

    Blue

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    6/+

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    5-10cm

  • Plant spacing

    100 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Ground cover
    Meadows
    Woodland gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Cut flower Gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp
    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Clay
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    Skin/eyes irritant
    Harmful if eaten

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

    • Plant your Hyacinthoides mauritanica bulbs from mid to late autumn;

    • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade;

    • Plant your bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

    • Place the Hyacinthoides mauritanica bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2022
    You can expect your order in September 2022

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
    You can expect your order in October 2022

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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