With intense indigo blue colour and a sweetly fragrant perfume, Scilla nutans, affectionately known as English bluebells, herald the arrival of spring.
These bee-friendly blooms are great for attracting buzzing wildlife to your garden and are a perennial woodland favourite, with clusters of cheerful, nodding flowers on bright-green foliage each spring.
Scatter the bulbs through grass or wooded areas and plant them where they fall for a naturalistic impact; or place them in a shady spot at the base of hedges or trees, where they will naturalise as they would in the wild.
This native British bluebell makes an attractive addition to beds and borders, as a punchy contrast to other spring-flowering bulbs or perennials, and a great choice for introducing a traditional cottage garden feel.
They will return with bigger and better displays every year. Fully hardy, they can be left in the ground or lifted after flowering to divide large clumps for replanting.
Supplied as a pack of 20 bulbs, size 7/8 ready for planting in autumn.
Supplied as a pack of 20 bulbs, size 7/8 ready for planting in the autumn.Harmful if eaten/skin irritant