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Hyacinthoides hispanica

Hyacinthoides hispanica
 

Popular name: Spanish Bluebell Syn.: Endymion hispanicus, Scilla campanulata

 

Flower colour: white, pink or blue

Flowering period: May

Average plant height: 30-40 cm

Planting depth to base of bulb: 10 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 10 cm

Type of bulb: bulb

Light requirements: full sun to partial shade

Landscape uses: borders, rock gardens and perennial beds

This is one of the tallest-growing scilla and also the one that is last to flower (one rare species blooms in the fall). Hanging from the sturdy, round flower stalks are lots and lots of broad, bell-shaped flowers.

The colour of this species found in the wild is violet-blue, but there are also large-flowering pink, white, light blue and dark blue cultivars available. Usually, these bare bulbs are sold as a mix of colours. Plant the bulbs in locations where the soil is rich in nutrients and sufficiently moist, and do so as soon as possible after acquiring them.