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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Common names
  • Spanish Bluebell
  • Wood Hyacinth
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Hyacinthoides hispanica
  • Synonym: Scilla hispanica

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Location: KYLE
Date: 2019-03-20

Date: 2011-05-19
Location: My garden, Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania
Date: 2022-05-11
Location: My Garden, UK
Date: 2022-04-24
Location: Bea’s Garden
Date: 2023
Location: My Garden, Arvada, Colorado
Date: May
Location: my Zone 7b garden in North Georgia Mountains
Date: 2023-03-24

Attracts #Bees & Other #Insects #Pollination
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-04-07
Spanish Bluebells 012
Location: My garden, Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania
Date: 2022-05-11
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2007-03-31

Date: 2017-06-09
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: 2018-04-19
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 1, 2008
In Moderate Shade #Pollination #Bees
Location: Cisco, Tx (between Dallas and Abilene)
Date: 2018-04-09
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-05-23
Hyacinthoides hispanica
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2022-05-19
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2022-05-27
Location: My garden
Location: WI
Date: 2022-05-31
Photo by Newyorkrita
Location: Coastal WA 9A
Date: 2023-05-01
A beautiful weed in my garden.
Location: My Garden, UK
Date: 2022-04-24
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2022-05-27
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-04-07
Spanish Bluebells 011
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 1, 2008
In Moderate Shade #Pollination #Bees

Date: 2015-04-25
Location: in my shade garden garden
Date: 04-18-2020
Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica)
Location: in my shade garden garden
Date: 2001-2007
Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica)
Location: at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Date: 2001-2007
Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica)
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2022-05-24
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2022-05-27
Location: my garden Zone 7A
Date: 2012-03-19
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: April 5, 2022
Spanish Blue bell #28 nn; LHB p. 234, 33-44-?, previously Hyacint
Location: My garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2015-05-07
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
Date: 2020-10-23
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2018-05-08

Date: 2015-04-25
Location: in my shade garden garden
Date: 04-26-2020
Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica)
Location: in my shade garden garden
Date: 04-19-2020
Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica)
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: May 05, 2018
Location: in my garden
Date: 2014-04-15
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-04-17
Location: My garden in Gent, Belgium
Date: 2009-04-26

Date: 2017-05-30
Location: My garden in Gent, Belgium
Date: 2009-04-26
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: 2019-04-05
Long blue spur on stalk?

photo credit: H. Zell
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: May 03, 2018
On some websites, these are called 'Pink Bells'
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-05-13
Location: my garden
Date: 2014-05-12
Photo by Newyorkrita
Location: in my shade garden garden
Date: 04-18-2020
Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica)
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2007-04-27
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-05-10
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. 
Date: 2007-05-10
 3:38 pm. As the foliage emerged, the deer ate the tips off.
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. 
Date: 2009-05-10
 6:07 pm. Huge clumps of bulbs grow together, and many bulbs emer
Location: Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna
credit: Stemonitis
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-04-06
Spanish Blue Bell 001

Date: Apr 15, 2010 10:31 AM
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2009-04-30
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. 
Date: 2007-05-26
 6:12 am. Bluebells nestled at the foot of the English Walnut tre
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-05-10
Location: i
Date: 2012-03-11
early spring growth
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-05-06
  • Uploaded by Joy

photo credit: H. Zell
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-05-11
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-09-23
  • Uploaded by Joy
Photo by Newyorkrita
Photo by Newyorkrita
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-05-13

Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Indiana zone 5
they come in pink too
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Nov 6, 2009
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2009-05-07
Location: my brothers garden, Vichte, Belgium
Date: 2008-04-27
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Comments:
  • Posted by kousa (Southeast PA - Zone 6b) on Mar 21, 2019 7:37 AM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by sallyg (central Maryland - Zone 7b) on May 14, 2020 5:17 PM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 1, 2011 7:32 PM concerning plant:
    In cultivation historically since at least 1601.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 29, 2011 5:59 PM concerning plant:
    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.
Plant Events from our members
gardengus On April 29, 2014 Bloomed
dragonfetti On March 23, 2015 Plant emerged
dragonfetti On November 26, 2014 Seeds sown
Planted in south box of compass garden. Package said "Wood Hyacinths".
Seedfork On March 25, 2015 Obtained plant
Obtained in trade from Kay, planted the same day.
paleohunter On November 14, 2020 Transplanted
WebTucker On April 5, 2022 Bloomed
SuperHappyCamper On September 15, 2022 Obtained plant
Purchased from Pike's Nursery.
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