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The stunning bluebell flowers are bulbous perennials that range in colors from blue to deep purple, pinks, and whites from April to mid May. Bluebells are also known as wood hyacinths, and are very easy to grow in almost any garden! If you’re interested in learning how to plant bluebells, keep reading below for our easy to follow gardening guide!

How to Plant Bluebells

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English and Spanish Bluebells:

English bluebells are native to France and England and have been popular since the 1500s. These flowers reach a height of 12 inches and are usually planted in the fall for a spring bloom. These flowers are extremely fragrant and make for amazing bouquets.

Spanish bluebells are similar to English bluebells, but they mostly grow in open areas and are rarely found in the woods. The Spanish counterparts have straight stalks and do not bend like the English ones do. The fragrance is also not as strong, and they usually come in blue, pink, or white.

Growing Bluebells:

  • Plant the bulbs in well drained soil with a high organic content.
  • These flowers prefer partial sun or shade in Southern areas and and full sun in Northern areas.
  • Bluebells make for great companions to hostas, ferns, and other wooden-area loving plants.
  • Plant the bulbs after the heat of summer has passed or in early fall.
  • You can plant several bulbs in the same 2-inch deep hole.
  • Water these bulbs frequently in the fall and winter.
  • Divide during the summer months once the plant has gone dormant.

So now that you know how to plant bluebells, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to planting!

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How to Plant Bluebells

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