Bluebells, ideal for forest subgrowth

Bluebells are superb bulb flowers that can bloom in spring in the shaded areas of your garden.

Basic Bluebell facts

Name – Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Family – Asparagaceae
Type – spring bulb

Height – 4 to 20 inches (10 to 50 cm)
Exposure – part sun and shade
Soil – ordinary

Flowering – March-April

Planting and care are very simple and blooming is guaranteed

Planting bluebells

We recommend planting bluebell bulbs in fall, around 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) deep.

Cluster several dozens of bulbs together, to create spots of color in your garden.

Pruning and caring for bluebells

Once leaves have turned yellow, cut them at their base. Don’t cut them any earlier, since the plant needs to drain its leaves from all their nutrients to prepare for the following blooming cycle.

Bluebells should normally propagate themselves naturally as years go by.

All there is to know about bluebells

Very nice perennial that copes well with cool and shaded forest sub-growth.

Bluebells suit heath plant flower beds very well, or would also do fine in a poorly exposed garden box.

The plant re-seeds itself on its own, as long as its flowers aren’t cut off before they wilt.

Smart tip on bluebells

Water in the evening if temperatures are hot, and the flowers seem to be somewhat drooping.

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