Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Hyacinthoides non-scripta

SKU: F311431
25 for $19.00
Quick Facts
Common Name: English Bluebells
Hardiness Zone: 5-7S/9W Exposure: Sun to Shade
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Blooms In: May-Jun
Mature Height: 10-12" Spacing: 4"
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If Hyacinthoides non-scripta is a plant new to you, imagine a cluster of 6–12 deep blue flowers on an arching 10–12" stem. They thrive in sun or shade and well-drained soil to which they will respond with clouds of fragrant flowers in May and June and a steady increase in numbers. If your dreams include a Bluebell wood, dream no more. 25 bulbs cover 3 sq ft.

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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Average Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (3 Reviews) Write a Review

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Unfortunately these are hybrids

I bought these bulbs last autumn (2019) and planted them in our woodland in North Carolina. Being from England it was important to me to find true English bluebells in order to eventually try to replicate the bluebell woods that I had grown up around. Unfortunately now that these have bloomed I can see that they are a little hybridized which is disappointing. Not terribly so, they still smell nice and some of the flowers have cream anthers, however they do not have the classic full one-sided droop of an English bluebell and many of the anthers are pale blue instead of cream, a clear sign that they have crossed with the Spanish variety. This was not the outcome I had hoped for.

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Beautiful Showing

can grow in poor soil, not eaten by critters

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Beautiful sturdy blooms

We recently moved to a house whose landscaping could only be described as tragic. I was looking to start a shade garden quickly, and had no experience with shade plants at all. I ordered both these and the emerald isle hosta collection, and I couldn't be happier. Everything came up, and the color and sturdiness of the plants was fantastic for year one. My neighbors are planning to do the same for their side of the line, too- the truest compliment.

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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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