Ashridge Nurseries is working as normal and the despatching of bareroot plants is underway.

You can see Current Delivery Information Here. We are now taking orders for delivery in February 2021.

Bulbs in the Green are available to order today.

Order now for delivery in February/March.

British Bluebell Bulbs in the Green

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Misc Wildlife Value
Shade Full Shade, Partial Shade
Area Exposed Windy Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Alkaline/Chalky
Colour Blue (Medium)
Type Native
Also Good Fragrant
Flowering Apr, May

Hyacynthoides non scripta

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  Buy 3 or more bareroot packs and save

SIZES 1-2 3-910+
Pack of 25 Plenty of Stock£8.70Plenty of Stock£8.34Plenty of Stock£7.74
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Hyacynthoides non scripta

Bluebells in the green (Hyacinthoides non scripta) are grown in the UK and sold for planting in the spring. These are the true native English bluebell. In the green (which is a bit of a misnomer) simply means that the bulbs are in full growth and are delivered either while still in growth or when their foliage has freshly died back - so it can be yellow and shrivelled later in the season. This ensures the bulbs are moist which helps them establish more rapidly when they come into growth again. Browse our range of bulbs in the green.

There are a few bulbs and tubers that transplant at least as well and sometimes better when they are moved during their growing as opposed to their dormant season. These include snowdrops and aconites as well as bluebells. The science behind this is somewhat complicated, but it revolves around the way that nutrients that are present in leaf and flower sink back into the bulb as the plant dies down in early summer and are then reused by it to kickstart growth in the following season. 

Bluebells are amongst the best-known spring flowering plants. They grow wonderfully well in the UK where their early flowering is helped mightily by the warmth of the Gulf Stream. Like many early flowering bulbs that are dormant in summer, they are happier growing in locations that are shaded when trees are in leaf as they prefer moist soil which tends to be easier to find in cooler spots. So try to select a planting site that emulates these conditions. The ground should be weed free, dug over well to allow for easy root growth and it is best when improved with well-rotted organic matter to help retain moisture. Plant English bluebells at between 40 and 50 bulbs per square metre.

The bluebells in the green that you buy from us are specially cultivated for the purpose of being lifted and resold. These are true English bluebells, easily distinguished from Spanish bluebells by the fact that the flowers of English bluebells are always held on one side of the stalk.but they are field grown to ensure that existing populations of bluebells in woodland are not disturbed or threatened. As with so many of our native bulbs conservation is important.

Bluebells enjoy some of the more interesting local names; Bluebottle, Calver keys, Cover keys, Crake feet, Crow bells, Crow leek, Cuckoo flower, Culver keys, Dog leek, Fairy flower, Harebell, Single gussies, Squill, Wood bells

The easiest way to tell the difference between native and non-native bluebells is to look at the colour of the pollen. If it is creamy-white then the bluebell is a native. If it is any other colour, such as pale green or blue, then it is probably not native.

  • Small Box

    Small box

    (Orders containing only seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroot plants and trees
    over 1.2 metres in height)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)


    including VAT per order


    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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