Spanish Bluebell

Hyacinthoides hispanica

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by TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋) (CC BY 2.0)
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Some blue Hyacinthoides hispanica flowers
profile iconHyacinthoides hispanica
by TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋) (CC BY 2.0)
1 of 5
Hyacinthoides hispanica is a bulbous perennial in the Asparagaceae family, commonly known by the name Spanish Bluebell. It grows to a height of around 40cm, producing glossy green, strap-shaped leaves. Flower spikes bear with beautiful blue, bell-shaped flowers in spring. The flowers have blue anthers and this species has a clumping to tufted habit.

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring

Propagation

Seed

Sow in a shady location and keep moist.

Division

Divide offsets in summer.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

Mediterranean

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Asparagaceae

Flower colour

Blue

Scent

None