Pure English Bluebell

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Native English Bluebell Flowers are dark violet-blue occasionally white, drooping at the tip, and have a rich scent.

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Pure English Bluebell

Native English Bluebell Flowers are dark violet-blue occasionally white, drooping at the tip, and have a rich scent.  Bluebells are tolerant of most soil types, and although often seen in full sunlight, they prefer to be in partial shade under deciduous trees or shrubs.  Be very careful of offerings for bluebell seeds, unless confirmed from a managed genuine uncontaminated source.  All our seeds are hand harvested and dried from managed English ancient woodlands and are confirmed as pure English Bluebells.  Hgt 20- 50cm Flowers April to June.

 Cultivation Advice Pure English Bluebell

  • Sow between Jul and January, under trees, shrubs or in the shade of a southern wall, either in earth or grass.
  • Prepare the patch by lightly scarifying it, i.e. to create a shallow broken surface.
  • Seeds sown late winter can be heavily chilled for 1-2 weeks in a fridge/freezer ‘vernalized’ as occurs naturally in winter to enhance germination.
  • Sprinkle evenly at a rate of 50 seeds per square metre, and lightly rake into your prepared soil.
  • In the first year from mid spring you will see grass-like shoots that are darker green and thinner than normal grass.
  • The following year will see stronger plants until they mature and flower in the third year.