Hyacinthoides 'Excelsior'
Hyacinthoides 'Excelsior'
Hyacinthoides 'Excelsior'
Hyacinthoides 'Excelsior'
Hyacinthoides 'Excelsior'

Hyacinthoides 'Excelsior'

"Jumbo bluebells"

Hyacinthoides 'Excelsior'

15 bulbs — £6.75

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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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Description

These jumbo-sized bulbs have been harvested by hand and are possibly the largest bluebell bulbs you can get (typically size 12/14). Top-quality jumbo bulbs means healthy, quick-to-establish, super-strong plants – you’ll most certainly see the difference! When a plant has the name ‘Excelsior’, you can safely rely on the fact that it’s going to be big, upright and strong, just like this dashing individual. The  plucky bluebell Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' has an efficient and robust nature and thrives in sun or deep shade, which makes it makes it the perfect spring flower for filling a good space in a difficult location, such as under trees or large shrubs. It’s also highly impressive in borders or large patio containers, naturalising over the years to create a bold and alluring tide of blue. 

These giant Spanish Bluebells are very good naturalisers. The flowers are the same distinctive blue as a traditional English bluebell, only taller and more sturdy. But because they naturalise more rapidly than English bluebells, it’s best not to plant them together. If you want to create a display of mixed pastels, try combining them with other pink and white Spanish Bluebells.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Great for shade

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'

  • Flower colour

    Blue

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    12/14

  • 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

    Partial shade
    Dappled 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 'Excelsior' bulbs from mid to late autumn;

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

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

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

    • Place the Hyacinthoides 'Excelsior' 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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