Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'
Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'

Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'

SKU: F310831
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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
Mature Height: 12-18" Spacing: 4"
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The flowers of 'Excelsior' are deep violet-blue, darker and larger than most varieties of Hyacinthoides hispanica. Blooms pair well with the bright colors of mid- to late-season Tulips. Heirloom, 1906.

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.


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The absolute best bluebells by far. Do not buy from any other source. These are large, beautiful, and reliable plants. The blooms are large and numerous. Always a delight!

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Great plants for shade

I find it hard to find nice flowering plants for a shade garden. These are doing very well in their second year. They flower after the daffodils are finished with their show.

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One of my Shade Favorites

I had no idea about this plant when I planted it in a shady area of my side yard. That was 21 years ago. I have learned a lot about gardening since then. I look forward every late spring for the lovely shade of blue to come to life! It's blooms last for several weeks. The re-modelers that worked on my house last year trampled my flower bed to death and I thought them gone for good. But, no! Back they came this year as good as ever. A winner! Plant many!

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Love these!

These are gorgeous in the spring, and the blooms are long lasting. Will be ordering more!

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I would but this product again

They come back year after year.

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Growing guide

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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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