Eventual height & spread
Hyacinthoides non-scripta shooting - In the green (in a bag)
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- Position: partial shade
- Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: April to May
- Hardiness: fully hardy
English bluebells are much loved for their stout spikes of bell-shaped, blue flowers in April and May. They are perfect for naturalising in a partly shaded woodland garden or underneath the canopy of deciduous trees. They quickly spread to form large clumps, so if you want to keep the numbers down in herbaceous or mixed borders, it's best to remove the faded flowerheads to prevent the plant from becoming invasive. Buying bluebell bulbs 'in the green' is a great way to stop them getting dehydrated. Basically, the bulbs have been planted up in the autumn, and while they may be showing some signs of top growth, they are unlikely to show any significant root growth. They should however be planted out as soon as possible into well-drained, moisture-retentive, humus-rich soil.
- Garden care: Plant in naturalistic drifts. Where bulbs are planted in grass do not cut the grass until after the leaves have died back.
- Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten