Ring in the spring with these blue beauties. The strong stems of gorgeous blue, bell shaped flowers are versatile and hardy.
Bluebells look amazing planted beneath deciduous trees, in drifts or even pots.
Bluebells are one of the few spring bulbs that tolerate shade. They are native to the edges of woodland areas, and so will grow well in dappled light. In cool climates they will also, obligingly, tolerate full sun.
Plant Bluebells into humus rich, well drained soil. Plant 10-20cm deep and around 10cm apart. The bulbs are best planted where they can be left to naturalise and multiply gradually. Add a general purpose fertiliser such as blood and bone when they are in bloom.
Bluebell flowers are suitable for cutting.
Mid to Late Spring
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade