Spanish Bluebells

Spanish Bluebells

Hyacinthoides hispanica

Spanish bluebells seen covering the ditches in England can also be seen thriving in abandoned sites and manicured gardens across the South. Their rich blue color, easy care, and stately form make them a favorite.

Bloom/Feature

Rich blue blooms in early spring

Plant Type

Bulbs

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

USDA Zones

6, 7, 8

Zone Detail

-10°F

Key Features

Returns Year After Year

Flowering Season

Spring

Use

Accent, Border, Container

Exposure

Part sun to shade

Water

Low

Soil Type

Well-drained garden soil

Fertilizer

Low amt of even n-p-k pre-planting

Dimensions

12-18''H x Clumping

Pruning

None needed

Planting Instructions

  • plant in part sun to shade
  • dig hole 2X the height of the bulb
  • soil should be 2-3" over the bulb
  • water after planting
  • natural rainfall is best; summer irrigation is o.k.
  • mulch in hard frost areas