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Spanish Bluebell in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Hyacinthoides hispanica

 

Spanish Bluebell

A Spanish bluebell can be blue, pink or white in colour, with a faint scent and more open flowers than the English species. Distinguishable from the English native which are sweetly scented, a deep blue with the flowers generally growing on one side of the flower stalk, where as the Spanish variety are a paler blue with flowers more often than not growing all around the flower stems.

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plant Features
  • Spanish Bluebell likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Spanish Bluebell likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Spanish Bluebell is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Spanish Bluebell likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Spanish Bluebell

Latin name

Hyacinthoides hispanica

type

Bulb

family

Asparagaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Spanish Bluebell likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Spanish Bluebell is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Spanish Bluebell likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Spanish Bluebell likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Spanish Bluebell is 0.45meters x 0.30meters 0.45 M 0.30 M

Hyacinthoides hispanica

A Spanish bluebell can be blue, pink or white in colour, with a faint scent and more open flowers than the English species. Distinguishable from the English native which are sweetly scented, a deep blue with the flowers generally growing on one side of the flower stalk, where as the Spanish variety are a paler blue with flowers more often than not growing all around the flower stems.


Planting Outdoors

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Dormant bulbs are best planted out into the garden in Autumn, before the frosts arrive. Plant the bulbs just below the surface of the soil, in ground which is rich but well drained. The best position is somewhere with shade.

 

Flowering Season

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

The Spanish bluebell has a more open bell like flower than the English variety and can come in white, violet blue, pale pink or pale blue. They do not have such a strong scent as the English variety.

 

Propagation by division

From Early Autumn TO Late Autumn

Dig up and divide the tubers. If discarding, bin them - if you put them in the garden compost they will not decompose, but carry on growing.

 
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