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
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, if the flowers seem to be somewhat drooping.
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Credits for images shared to Nature & Garden (all edits by Gaspard Lorthiois):
Bluebell clump by Rosalyn & Gaspard Lorthiois, own work
Close-up of bluebells by Rosalyn & Gaspard Lorthiois, own work
Single bluebell (also on social media) by Rosalyn & Gaspard Lorthiois, own work