Hyacinthoides hispanica Nodding clusters of lovely ¾" bells with wide mouths and reflexed tips on all sides of sturdy stems. Pastel mix of blue, pink, and white flowers, also called Wood Hyacinth, makes good cutflowers. The late-spring blooms are also excellent for hiding foliage of early bulbs.
Hyacinthoides are similar to squill, but taller and later-blooming, with larger flowers. They self-seed and form new bulbs each year to replace old ones that shrivel. Gardeners occasionally experience skin irritations on contact with flowers or foliage.
Bluebells tolerate shade, moisture and a wide range of soils, and also do well in full sun. Native to Spain and Portugal.
8–12" tall. Late Spring blooms, Z3-9. 8cm/up bulbs.
6618 Spanish Bluebell Mix
The Royal General Bulbgrowers Association in Holland (Koninklijke Algemeene Vereeniging voor Bloembollencultuur, or KAVB) gives this large group of flowers the name Miscellaneous Bulbs. The expensive catalogs call them specialty or accent bulbs; some call them minor or dwarf bulbs (even though some of the fritillaries are huge!); Louise Beebe Wilder covered most of them in her 1936 classic Adventures with Hardy Bulbs. Whatever you call them, most are uncommonly sweet, delicate, colorful, and completely welcome in spring.
Descriptions and Codes
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