Native English Bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Common names include, English bluebell, British bluebell, wood bell, wild hyacinth, English harebell, cuckoo's boots, lady's nightcap.
An early flowering perennial, the distinctive violet-blue, bell-shaped flowers of the native bluebell can be found in woodlands and along hedgerows in April and May. An attractive addition to woodland plantings or to gardens, bluebells are at their best planted under trees or beside a hedge.
On the RHS Plants for Pollinators list, the native English bluebell provides an early source of nectar for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.
Spring wildflower bulbs 'in the green' are supplied when they are actively growing. This can be a more reliable way to transplant species such as bluebells, aconites and snowdrops, and for all wildflower bulb species the plants can be more quickly and easily established than from dormant bulbs planted in autumn. Wildflower bulbs in the green can be easier to plant as it is clear where the bulbs have been planted. In most cases, the plants will flower the following spring.
Please note, bluebells can take a while to become established, and the bulbs might only produce leaves in the first year of growth as their energies will be going into producing good, strong roots. Rather than cutting it off, let this foliage die back naturally; the leaves are still photosynthesising and sending nutrients into the bulbs.
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