Bluebell Seed

Hyacinthoides non-scripta

£2.20£4.00

Bluebells produce masses of nodding heads of flowers above glossy strap leaves in May. They will grow reasonably in most conditions except the hottest and driest. Visited by bees and butterflies for the nectar.

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Earn up to 4 Points.

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Description

Hyacinthoides non-scripta, Bluebells

Spectacular carpets of bluebells in spring woodlands are one of Nature’s showpieces. Bluebell bulbs need to be left undisturbed for them to spread into any great area, but the show and scent that the nodding heads produce is well worth experiencing. They do well in dappled shade and woodland-litter enriched soil. A good source of nectar for numerous insects.

In folk medicine extracts have been used as a diuretic and to stop bleeding.

Seed requires a moist warmish treatment followed by a cold period. Best to be sown in late summer, in situ. The seed will develop into small bulbils and then flower in 3 or 4 years. This is the true native bluebell, not the Spanish bluebell.

Seed from Shropshire

 


			

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Size

seed packet 5gm approx600seed, seed packet 10gm

Genus

Hyacinthoides

Family

Liliaceae

Flowering Month

June

Colour

blue

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

bulb

Interest

flowers, scent

Wildlife

yes

Requires

part shade

Native

yes

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