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.
Plant your native English bluebell bulbs at least 10cm below the surface of the soil. 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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