Bellevalia pycnantha
Bellevalia pycnantha
Bellevalia pycnantha

Bellevalia pycnantha

syn. Muscari paradoxum

Bellevalia pycnantha

25 bulbs — £6.75

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Orders placed before 1 September 2024
You can expect your order in August/September

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
You can expect your order in September/October

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Description

Dark and dreamy Bellevalia pycnantha (syn. Muscari paradoxum) is a small but perfectly formed little superstar. The intriguing little bead-like blooms are the deepest shade of blue and form a dense cone-like cluster. Look at it close up and you can really lose yourself in the miniature detail of this one! On a grand scale, plant them in groups and they grow into neat little clumps that create eye-catching pockets of colour around the garden. Bellevalia pycnantha are incredibly easy to grow, fully hardy and naturalise over the years, so once you’ve planted the bulbs you can just sit back and enjoy their cheery display every spring.

If you’re looking for an easy and reliable spring plant, you simply must plant some of these. Bellevalia aren’t in the slightest bit fussy and will be happy in borders, pots or alpine settings. They don’t mind tough conditions like exposed, dry or stony sites - they just pop up and go with the flow.  

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Great for shade

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Bellevalia pycnantha

  • Flower colour

    Blue

  • Bulb size

    7/+

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    120 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade
    Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Meadows
    Wildlife gardens
    Woodland gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Rockery
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Clay
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Plant your Bellevalia pycnantha bulbs from mid to late autumn;

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

    • Plant your syn. Muscari paradoxum bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

    • Place the Bellevalia pycnantha bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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