English Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Endymion non-scriptus
Scilla non-scripta
Scilla nutans

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Other: All plant parts are poisonous
Propagation: Other methods: Division

The flowers hang from one side of the stem.

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Posted by Dodecatheon3 (Northwest Arkansas - Zone 6b) on Apr 23, 2014 5:36 AM

'English Bluebells' have the following characteristics that help distinguish them from 'Spanish Bluebells':
Narrow pointed leaves about 1/2 inch wide, strong sweet scent, cream colored pollen, flowers mostly on one side & nodding top portion of stem.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Mar 25, 2012 11:18 AM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.

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