Bellevalia romana

Bellevalia romana

Bellevalia romana

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Description

Add some highlights to your spring garden with these glitzy little stars Bellevalia romana. The loose clusters of blooms are dainty and delicate but really work hard, flowering for a long time and creating a cloud-like profusion and airy mistiness that looks absolutely fabulous both close up and from afar. This unusual variety has some lovely details that make it just that extra bit special, with purple anthers that dot the centres of the white flowers and matching purple flower stem. In addition, Bellevalia romana have a sweet fragrance too!

While this plant is quite unusual, it’s not at all faint-hearted. Bellevalia romana is fully hardy and boldly resilient, doing well in most conditions. It particularly likes a sunny position in a border where it will flower merrily every spring and naturalise gradually year after year. This is a good choice for Bellevalia for use as cut flower, and by cutting a few stems to display indoors you’ll be able to appreciate their lovely scent and pretty flowers even more.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • 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 romana

  • Flower colour

    White, near-black

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    7/+

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    120 bulbs per m2

  • 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

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

    • Plant your Bellevalia romana 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 Bellevalia romana bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all planting & care instructions

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