Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Alba'

Spanish bluebell

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Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour






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Plant details

The Spanish bluebell is a robust bluebell from woodlands and moist meadows of Spain and North Africa. It forms large clumps and is a very effective bulb for planting under shrubs in garden borders or in woodland gardens. In spring, strong, erect spikes of bell-shaped flowers appear. 'Alba' is an excellent variety with pure white flowers. Spanish bluebells can tolerate a wide range of soils but refer humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil.

Family: Hyacinthaceae

Genus: Hyacinthoides

Species: hispanica

Cultivar: Alba

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 40cm

Spread: 10cm

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