Hyacinthoides hispanica Danube
Hyacinthoides hispanica Danube

Hyacinthoides hispanica Danube

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Spanish Bluebells
Hardiness Zone: 3-8S/10W Exposure: Sun to Shade
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Blooms In: May-Jun
Height: 12-16" Spacing: 4"
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A dark blue selection that has abundant flowers. 'Donau' 

Formerly included with Scilla, Hyacinthoides is a small genus of spring-blooming bulbs from Europe and Asia. Its members are some of the most versatile and valuable because of their extraordinary willingness to prosper and bloom in sun to shade (some shade is required for satisfactory performances in the South). They thrive in a wide range of climates and well-drained soils, although a site with ample moisture early in the growing season is the key to abundant flowers. They will spread discreetly but steadily, making a cheerful community, then disappear by midsummer. Because Hyacinthoides are later bloomers, they are useful in the transition from early-spring bulbs to the first June perennials.

For more information on the growing and care of Hyacinthoides, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.


We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



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AirbusDriver from Suwanee, GA

I've ordered twice from this company and they sell good products.

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Hyacinthoides hispanica Danube Wannabe

jamespc from Long Beach, CA

These little guys just did not perform well, maybe they take a year to get established. We will see what happens next year.

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Do well in zone 7

Barbara from Durham, NC

These bulbs do well in zone 7. I started planting them among other bulbs and perennials in our shaded front yard several years ago and they consistently show up and add a lovely shade of blue.

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Didn't grow

Christine from Minneapolis, MN

I'm not sure what I did wrong. I planted 125 of them, and not one came up. I dug up one patch, and the bulbs had rotted. Maybe not enough soil drainage, or maybe zone 4 was too harsh.

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Kind of a disappointment

Nancy from Cambridge, MA

I have been wanting to add these to my garden for many years. I finally got around to 1)ordering in time; 2)planting in time. The results were not as spectacular as I expected. The color was rather bland. Though I planted them according to directions, the plants were not as abundant as pictured. Perhaps their lushness will improve in subsequent seasons. I assume their color is not likely to intensify.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Latin Name Pronunciation: hy-ah-sin-thoy'-deez

Bulb size: 10-12 cm 

Hyacinthoides loves open deciduous woods in the South and full sunlight in the North. Plant 4–5″ deep, 4″ apart (8 per sq ft). These shade-tolerant bulbs often naturalize. Please note: It is not unusual for blue-green penicillin mold to grow on the surface of hyacinthoides bulbs. The mold does no harm, and it dies as soon as you plant the bulb. If the bulb is firm, you can plant with confidence.

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