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Common English Bluebell Bulbs

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Misc Wildlife Value
Shade Partial Shade
Area Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky
Colour Lilac
Type Native
Also Good Fragrant
Flowering Apr, May

Hyacinthoides non-scripta

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Hyacinthoides Non-Scripta

Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta in Latin) are many people's favourite spring flowering bulb. They are at home in woodland, at the foot of hedges and in shady parts of the garden. Bluebells naturalise well and are strong, self-sufficient and beautiful to boot. They are just one of our huge range of spring flowering bulbs.

Most commonly seen nestled around the trunks of trees in deciduous woodland, bluebells are distinctive not only because of the easily recognisable sea of colour they create, but also because of their leaning stems and long drooping leaves.

Bluebells flower and leaf from April onwards and spend the rest of the year underground as bulbs. When planting you simply dig a small hole and place them tip upwards so when covered with soil they are twice their own height below ground level.

Their spring flowering lets them take advantage of a smidge or two of sunlight without getting too hot and bothered. This is also the perfect environment for them to woo a plethora of pollinating insects without the competition of summer flowers. See our full range of bulbs.

Features of Hyacinthoides Non-Scripta

  • Flowers in April/May
  • Grow to 30/40cm
  • Multiple bell-shaped heads
  • Violet-blue flowers
  • Thrives in shaded areas
  • Honey scent
  • Grown from cultivated stock

Carpets of bluebells bring much needed colour to a garden as well as bringing life to shady, difficult areas that are often neglected. Many gardeners see a shady corner of their garden as a problem area, but this is one of a whole host of amazing varieties that will positively thrive there.

Beware planting these little blue beauties in waterlogged soil though as they might not survive to flower the following year. Avoid overcrowding with other bulb varieties and you can expect to see a month or two of blue carpets in your garden.

Bluebells also give off a sweet scent that attracts pollinating insects. The sap is sticky and in days long gone by it was used for a whole host of functions, including binding books!

With a soft spot for the roots of deciduous trees in particular (where it will naturalise readily) these are a true British flower that brings a smile to the lips of children and adults alike with their distinctive nodding cobalt-blue bells.

Down the years, bluebells have been classified in a few different ways, and you may see them listed in older books as Scilla nutans or non-scripta, Endymion nutans or non-scriptus, and Agraphis nutans.

Bluebells are protected, so it is illegal to dig them up in the wild. Our bluebells are all cultivated in the UK.

  • Small Box

    Small box

    (Orders containing only seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroots &
    trees 1.2m+)

    £18.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)

    £60.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT


Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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