Hyacinthoides 'White City'

"White bluebells"

Hyacinthoides 'White City'

10 bulbs — £5.50

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Description

These white bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica 'White City') are vigorous, easy to grow and excellent naturalisers. Plant them in autumn and they’ll flower the following April with graceful white nodding blooms. If planted in beds, every year the groups will get larger and more impressive. They can get carried away which is very useful if you have a large space to fill, otherwise plant them in pots or contained beds and leave them to provide an easy and reliable display each year.

Best suited to woodland surroundings, these white bluebells are a natural shade lover. But you don’t have to have large garden with trees and shrubs to enjoy this little stunner - in fact, it’s robust and non-fussy enough to plant virtually anywhere. As the name suggests, even a small city garden could make a great home to Hyacinthoides hispanica 'White City, bringing a country woodland vibe to your planting schemes or pots and also providing nectar for bees.

* 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 'White City'

  • Flower colour

    Blue, white

  • Bulb size

    8/10

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    5-10cm

  • Plant spacing

    100 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Partial shade
    Dappled shade
    Full 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

Useful information

    • Plant your Hyacinthoides 'White City' bulbs from mid to late autumn;

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

    • Plant your "White 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 'White City' 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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