This mixture (Hyacinthoides hispanica) comprises of the most beautiful pastel colours and are excellent subjects for naturalising. They feel at home anywhere in the garden, even under trees or shrubs or in a shady corner. With their height of 20 to 25 cm they will produce a drift of colour in your garden.
|Latin name:||Hyacinthoides - hispanica|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||100% growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||May - June|
|Growing Height:||20 - 25 cm|
|Planting distance:||5 - 10 cm|
|Planting depth:||3 - 5 cm|
|Bulb circumference:||7 - 8 cm|
As soon as possible after receiving the Hyacinthoides hispanica bulbs they can be planted in the garden, a flower pot or in a planter. If not they must be kept in a frost-free area. Bulbs planted in a flower pot are not usually frost resistant. Plant the bulbs in a planting hole that is three times as deep as the height of the bulbs. A bulb of 2 cm should be planted in a 6 cm deep hole. The planting distance is about 3 to 5 cm. Loosen the soil well and plant the bulbs with the point facing upwards. Refill the planting hole and avoid walking over the soil. Plant the bulbs one by one with a small trowel. For larger groups make a wider hole and plant more bulbs in it. The bluebells grow best in loose, well-drained soil in a cool and partially shaded area of the garden.
Bluebells are maintenance free and left in the same place will continue to flower for many years in greater abundance. For a good growth, we recommend sprinkling Bakker's flower bulb fertiliser around the base of the leaves immediately after the flowering period. This will ensure a rich and healthy growth for the following year. After flowering, leave the foliage of the bluebells to die down naturally and cut back when it has turned yellow. The following spring you will once again be rewarded with an abundance of flowers. If you want to replant the Hyacinthoides hispanica bulbs then do so immediately after flowering. To protect the bulbs grown in a pot against frost, place the pot in a frost-free area or cover it with bubble wrap. Water during dry periods, don't let the soil dry out.