February 1, 2023
Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Hyacinthoides non-scripta, Bluebells

Hyacinthoides non-scripta is deciduous, and spring flowering. They also call it Agraphis nutans, Endymion nonscriptus, Endymion nutans, Scilla non-scripta, Scilla nutans, Bluebell, or Wild Hyacinth. It is part of the Asparagaceae family of plants. It is a bulbous perennial.

It has erect or arching racemes of fragrant blue flowers. Though sometimes there are also white varieties. Bluebells or Hyacinthoides non-scripta are native to Europe. Bluebell grows in partial shade, you can see them in meadows and under large trees creating a blue carpet of flowers.

Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Hyacinthoides non-scripta, Bluebells

How to grow Hyacinthoides non-scripta:

Grow it in partial shade. Plant Hyacinthoides non-scripta in moderately fertile, humus-rich, and well-drained soil. Plant them about 8cm or 3in deep in autumn. Propagate by seed or by offsets. Hyacinthoides non-scripta is generally pest-free and disease-free.

Hyacinthoides non-scripta is not edible and it could also cause irritation to the skin when touched. If you plant Bluebells in the grass do not cut the grass and leaves collect all the nutrients for the next flowering season.

Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Bluebells, Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Other common names for Hyacinthoides non-scripta include:

Bell Bottle 
Calver Keys 
Cover Keys 
Crake Feet 
Crow Bells 
Crow Leek 
Culver Keys 
Dog leek 
English bluebell 
Fairy Flower 
Single Gussies 
Spreading Bluebell 
Wood Bells

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