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Bluebell Bulbs

Latin:  Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Other Names:  Crowtoes
Distribution:  This is the native British bluebell, which was once common in the wild throughout British woodlands, but with the clearance of woodland the numbers of wild bluebells has reduced.
Habitat:  It thrives in woodland, hedgerows and scrubland.  It is suitable for naturalising in grass, dappled shade and open woodland.
Description:  Perennial.  It is a short plant (25-45 cm), with nodding, fragrant blue flowers from April to May. The Spanish Bluebell or hybrids between the two are scentless.]  The bulbs are 4 years old and so will flower this spring.
Uses:  The bulbs were used to make glue at one time and the Elizabethans used the starch in the bulbs to stiffen their ruffs.

Planting Instructions for 'In The Green' Bulbs:  The bulbs should be planted as soon as you receive them.  They are best planted where they can be left undisturbed. If the earth is frozen solid, then you’ll need to wait until it is crumbly again.  If you do need to wait for a couple of days, sink the bulbs in some damp compost in a sheltered place until the soil is crumbly again.  Please note, by the end of April the Bluebells will be finishing flowering or dying back. Plant them where they can remain undisturbed and they will start to sprout again next spring.  

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Planting Instructions for Dry Bulbs:  bulbs should be planted in the autumn as soon as received.  They are best planted where they can be left undisturbed.  Plant with about 10cm of soil above the bulb, so that the soil covering does not dry out during the Spring.  If the soil dries out, the plant may not have sufficient moisture to build up the bulb for flowering the following year.

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Plant the bulbs as soon as possible upon receipt.

These bulbs were grown in Britain from cultivated stock.


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