Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Hyacinthoides hispanica Accepted
Scilla hispanica Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches (30-45cm)
Plant Spread: 9 to 12 inches (23-30cm)
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Pink
White
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Bulbs
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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Date: 2011-05-19
By Fleur569
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Location: My Garden, Arvada, ColoradoDate: May
By tabby
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2019-04-07Spanish Bluebells 012
By dawiz1753
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Attracts #Bees & Other #Insects #Pollination
By TBGDN
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2007-03-31
By zuzu
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Location: My GardensDate: June 1, 2008In Moderate Shade #Pollination #Bees
By TBGDN
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Location: Cisco, Tx (between Dallas and Abilene)Date: 2018-04-09
By Ivan_N_Tx
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Location: PennsylvaniaDate: 2020-05-23Hyacinthoides hispanica
By AudreyDee
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Date: 2015-04-25
By Paul2032
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my gardenDate: 2018-04-19
By chickhill
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2019-04-07Spanish Bluebells 011
By dawiz1753
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Location: my garden Zone 7ADate: 2012-03-19
By sandnsea2
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2015-05-07
By bonitin
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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2018-05-08
By Bonehead
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Location: in my shade garden gardenDate: 04-18-2020Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica)
By jathton
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Location: in my shade garden gardenDate: 2001-2007Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica)
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Location: at the Missouri Botanical GardenDate: 2001-2007Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica)
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2008-05-13
By jmorth
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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2009-04-26
By bonitin
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Location: in my gardenDate: 2014-04-15
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Location: my gardenDate: 2014-05-12
By Calif_Sue
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Location: My GardensDate: June 1, 2008In Moderate Shade #Pollination #Bees
By TBGDN
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Date: 2015-04-25
By Paul2032
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Location: in my shade garden gardenDate: 04-26-2020Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica)
By jathton
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Location: in my shade garden gardenDate: 04-19-2020Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica)
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Date: Apr 15, 2010 10:31 AM
By sandnsea2
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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2009-04-26
By bonitin
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2007-05-26 6:12 am. Bluebells nestled at the foot of the English Walnut tre
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2007-05-10 3:38 pm. As the foliage emerged, the deer ate the tips off.
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2009-05-10 6:07 pm. Huge clumps of bulbs grow together, and many bulbs emer
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-04-06Spanish Blue Bell 001
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my gardenDate: 2019-04-05Long blue spur on stalk?
By chickhill
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Location: in my shade garden gardenDate: 04-18-2020Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica)
By jathton
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2008-05-13
By jmorth
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2007-04-27
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-05-06
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-05-11
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2014-09-23
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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 29, 2011 5:59 PM

Great naturalizing plants which grow very well in shade or mixed sun. Bulbs are planted in fall and flowers in the spring after which folliage dies back.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 1, 2011 7:32 PM

In cultivation historically since at least 1601.

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Posted by kousa (Southeast PA - Zone 6b) on Mar 21, 2019 7:37 AM

This bulb grows and multiplies like weeds. They pop up everywhere. Maybe good in a natural setting but not good in beds with permanent planting such as roses and peonies.

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Posted by sallyg (central Maryland) on May 14, 2020 5:17 PM

I have had both blue and white for years from a plant swap. I do not know if they were originally of any cultivar. The white ones multiply a lot (can be too much) and form seed heads (which may be how they multiply so much.) The blue ones seem sterile with no seed heads and do not multiply or spread nearly as much for me.

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Plant Events from our members
gardengus On April 29, 2014 Bloomed
dragonfetti On March 23, 2015 Plant emerged
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Seedfork On March 25, 2015 Obtained plant
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