Bluebell seed packet

£3.60

Hyacinthoides non-scripta

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Description

Bluebells are found throughout Scotland in deciduous woodlands or open areas which are shaded by bracken in summer. In spring their highly scented, blue/violet, bell-like flowers create carpets of vivid blue. Grows up to 40cm.

Bluebell seeds need exposure to cold to germinate. Sow in autumn directly onto a fine-raked seed bed, firming down well, in which case germination can be expected in the spring, or sow in a tray of damp compost. Put the tray inside a sealed plastic bag in the fridge for 12 weeks then leave outside, ensuring the tray does not dry out. Plants mature slowly while they form bulbs & will flower after several years.

We collect Bluebell seed Bluebell seed under Scottish Government licence.

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Comparison between Hyacinthoides non-scripta (native Bluebell) on left and Hyacinthoides hispanica (invasive non-native Spanish Bluebell) on right

Hyacinthoides non-scripta (Bluebell) seedlings at 1 year after planting

Hyacinthoides non-scripta (native Bluebell) in Scottish oak woodland in May

Hyacinthoides non-scripta (native Bluebell) in Scottish oak woodland in May

Hyacinthoides non-scripta (native Bluebell) bulb 1 year after seeding