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Hyacinthoides non-scripta 'Alba' (English Bluebells) is a vigorous, bulbous perennial producing small clumps of linear, strap-shaped leaves from which rise tall stems bearing arching, one-sided racemes of 4-16 strongly sweetly scented, nodding, narrowly tubular, bell-shaped, pure white flowers. Blooming heartily from mid to late spring, English Bluebells go dormant by early summer. Easy to grow, low care, and spectacular when massed, they are a reliable addition to the landscape, where they will happily multiply in optimum growing conditions. Bluebells make an attractive ornamental addition to woodland gardens or sites in semi-shade.
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Pretty white bluebells! Spanish bluebell (Hyacinthoides Hispanica) bulbs will add a touch of charm to any landscape, thriving in both sun and shade and rewarding you with a year-on-year display of attractive blooms without requiring any special care. The white version of these attractive plants combines well with the blue or pink versions, but can also be used on its own. Great flowers for pollinators!We are able to supply premium quality bulbs. Unlike most Spanish Bluebells our stock is still harvested by hand in Holland, the old fashioned way! A guarantee for success!Buy white Spanish Bluebells at wholesale pricing with DutchGrown for fall delivery!
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It is almost the end of November and I have two blooms of what I think are white bluebells.They appear in abundance every year in my Belfast garden, but much later.I always identified them as wild garlic but I am unsure nowMy flower has6 petals.Each petal has a central green line with 6 stamensAny advice appreciated.
Resilient, reliable, and downright good-looking, Spanish Bluebells are unfussy members of the Lily family and perfect for adding color to the landscape. Arriving in stunning pastel shades of blue, pink, and white, it can be impossible to choose just one, which is precisely why we're offering a mix of all three!
The Red, White, and Bluebells MerryStockings felt and sequin kit is a fun project to celebrate the 4th of July. This patriotic watering can features flags, stars, bluebells, daisies, and a fun little bumblebee.
All parts of the bluebell plant contain toxic glycosides that are poisonous to humans, dogs, horses and cattle. If any part of the plant is eaten, it can cause serious stomach upset, and if consumed in large quantities, may be fatal. The bulbs are easily mistaken for spring onions or garlic. Bluebell sap is believed to cause dermatitis and skin irritation. All varieties of bluebells contain glycosides, and therefore all varieties are poisonous.
Despite looking similar at first glance, English bluebells and Spanish bluebells are actually quite different. The stem on Spanish bluebells grows upright, whereas the English bluebell droops to one side, and English bluebells have a sweet smell while the Spanish version is odourless. Spanish bluebells are also a paler blue than English ones and have broader leaves. Hybrid bluebells are a mix between the two but are often very similar in appearance to the English bluebell.
An already planted cluster can also turn into pink or white. Such cases are rare, but not unknown. The major reason behind this occurrence is usually caused by rare mutations that happen between the plants.
A lot of times, white and pink varieties of bluebells start growing naturally in fields of the English bluebells, similarly self-enthusiastic gardeners also often find white bluebells and pink bluebells among their originally bluish English bluebell plants.
This might be surprising and may make you question this sudden appearance of the unexpected colors in your home garden. What is even more surprising is this happens more in the planted varieties of bluebells at homes and self-managed gardens, whereas comparatively rarely out in the wild.
The very major reason for this unannounced arrival is quite interesting to find out about. This rare happening is the result of a genetic mutation that happens between the already existing bluebells plants.
These plants spread very easily and often even grow like weeds. Due to this reason, it may be slightly tough to get rid of the white variety of the bluebell as it can grow back without any difficulties.
There have been laws made to ensure the sufficient and undisturbed growth of the common bluebells. At various places in the United Kingdom, uprooting or cutting bluebells has been declared to be legally punishable.
Bluebell plants are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 19881, to ensure that digging up bluebells in the countryside is kept on check. Landowners are not permitted to uproot the plants and use them for commercial purposes.
Bluebell grows so easily that they spread really well and even become self-dependent enough to seed. That is the main reason why fields fill up with bluebells carpeting the landscape in a pleasant purple color.
It takes about 3 to 4 months for the plant to grow to its ultimate height. It is advised to plant bluebells during fall time or even in the early summers to ensure growth by the time of the spring season.
Constance, We have one white bluebell plant among many blue plants. Every spring it is white and the rest are blue. We imagine that at some time past the white one was subject to the uncommon 1:1000 mutation in the pigment gene. However on the www I see sometimes a lot of blue plants unexpectedly have white flowers. This cannot be mutations and must result from cross pollination. If the plants are genetically BB for blue and the white WW then white must be dominant and each blue which becomes white is BW. Is this correct? I am not a botanist but know about Mendel and the sweet peas. If this is true then there will be some blue flowers which will reappear in the next generation depending on what pollinates what! BW x BW will produce 3 white for each 1 blue! Am I on the right track?
In recent years, our native bluebell has hybridised with the larger, Spanish bluebell, Hyacinthoides hispanica, which was introduced as a garden plant in the 17th Century. This has posed problems for our native bluebell, which could eventually die out due to hybridisation. The Spanish bluebell is larger and has a much more vigorous growth habit than our native variety. Hybrids (which are fertile and therefore able to reproduce themselves) are the most commonly grown bluebell in British gardens. They look similar to the native bluebell but don't have the beautiful 'drooping' quality that English bluebells have. Also their petals are lighter in colour (sometimes pink) and their leaves are thicker. Hybrids are also able to hybridise with the native bluebell.
While Spanish and hybrid bluebells are not on the Government's list of invasive plants, the charity Plantlife recommends that you don't grow them if you live near a native bluebell colony, for example near a woodland. This prevents any accidental hybridisation and therefore protects the native British bluebell.
Grow bluebells in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. They're particularly suited to growing beneath deciduous trees, which provide dappled shade in spring and deeper shade in summer. You'll get the best results from planting bluebells in the green but it's also possible to grow bluebells from seed. if they're growing in grass, avoid mowing until after the leaves have fully dies down. Mulch in autumn with a thick layer of leaf mould, to mimic the habitat found on the woodland floor.
You can plant dry bluebell bulbs in autumn but you're more likely to have success by planting the bulbs 'in the green', in late spring. Divide and replant the clumps after flowering and before the leaves die back. Bear in mind that it's illegal to dig up clumps of bluebells in the wild, and this method applies to bluebells growing in gardens, only.
You can also save seed from bluebells and sow them immediately in pots of compost. Bluebell seeds can take several months to germinate and need a period of cold weather to get them going. However, this method means you could end up with hybrids. It's much better to buy bluebell seed from a reputable supplier, for the best results.
Bluebells are generally pest and disease free. The main problem is hybridisation. Also Spanish and hybrid bluebells are very difficult to remove once they have established. If you want to remove bluebells you will likely have to make several attempts.
There is something wildly romantic about a proper bluebell wood. I have never forgotten being entranced by the haze of blue through woodlands near Castle Douglas in Scotland and that was more than two decades ago. Those particular bluebells and woodland trees are native to the area but this does not stop many of us trying to replicate the effect at home.
We solved this problem by planting bluebells in our wilder areas that we do not mow and on the margins of plantings in the park where we used to mow the wider area regularly. That way, we had defined swathes of blue in bloom and then swathes of long foliage until they went dormant. Now that we have stopped the regular mowing, it will be interesting to see if they spread naturally to give us expansive carpets rather than swathes. They set seed so freely that we try and remove at least some of the spent flower spikes.