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Spanish Bluebells

Botanical Name
Hyacinthoides hispanica
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
8
Height
9 to 18 inches
Width
9 to 12 inches
Flowers
Spring: hanging bell-shaped, held along an upright raceme; shades of pink and blue
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Prefers well-drained, sandy soils
  • Does best in dappled part shade
  • Plant bulbs in the fall, 3 to 4 inches deep, spacing 4 to 6 inches apart
  • Plants naturalize by both offsets and self-seeding
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Excelsior - blue-violet flowers with marine-blue midveins, 12 to 15 inches tall
  • Dainty Maid - violet-pink flowers, 12 to 15 inches
  • White City - snow white flowers

 

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