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Hyacinthoides hispanica
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Hyacinthoides hispanica
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Hyacinthoides hispanica

"Spanish bluebells"

Hyacinthoides hispanica

15 bulbs — £4.80

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Description

Hyacinthoides hispanica or the 'Spanish Bluebell' as it is commonly known is the ultimate in low-maintenance perennial gardening. It pops up its fresh green head, rewards neglect with a fountain of blue, violet, pink or white flowers and then enters its enchanted sleep – until next year, when it repeats the whole performance yet again. As you’d expect, all the colours are a perfect match, making it well worth mass-planting them for a symphony of soft colours in spring.

Alternatively, try interspersing Hyacinthoides hispanica (Spanish Bluebells) with contrasting yellow flowers for a tapestry of vibrant colour. Wonderful in woodland gardens or informal cottage gardens, they’re just as effective when surrounded by other blooms in a mixed border.

* To avoid cross-hybridisation with native English bluebells in the UK, this variety is best grown in enclosed gardens or areas away from British woodland and countryside where it may be become invasive.

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

  • Flower colour

    Blue, white, pink

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    9/10

  • 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 hispanica bulbs from mid to late autumn;

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

    • Plant your "Spanish 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 hispanica bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2022
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    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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