Native English Bluebell Seeds. Bluebell Flowers are dark violet-blue occasionally white or pink, drooping at the tip, and having a rich scent. Much sought after as cut flowers. Bluebell Habitat woodlands often as a thick carpet of flowers, hedges, coastal cliffs. Sow seeds rather than plant bulbs to help conserve our Bluebell woods. Native British Bluebell seeds.
Flowers in spring - Nectar plant for bees, moths, butterflies and hoverflies.
Sow seed in Autumn frost or snow following sowing aids germination.
Cover the seed lightly , winter will break the seed dormancy , seeds germinate in the spring
Bluebell seedusually requires stratification. it can be sown in situ, but it is usually more economical to sow it in a coldframe frame. If sown thinly, the seedlings can be left in their pots for the first year, though give them regular liquid feeds to make sure that they get sufficient nutrient.
After a year growing Prick out the seedlings about 3 to a pot and grow on for 1 - 2 more years before planting out into their permanent positions when they are dormant
Germination can take up to 6 months
Suited to shady woodland areas . Bluebells prefer a shady site and are ideal for planting under deciduous trees. Plant in autumn/early winter . Bluebells will tolerate most soils Plant in naturalistic drifts 10cm deep and at 10cm intervals.
Where bulbs are planted in grass do not cut the grass until after the leaves have died back.
Plants will start to flower in their second year and from then on should start to self seed and gradually form the traditional 'carpet' After they have formed a carpet you can divide plants in June to August Once they have established themselves They quickly spread to form large clumps - remove the faded flowerheads to prevent the plant from becoming invasive
Please note this plant is poisonous including the bulbs - all parts of the plant may irritate skin on contact, and may cause severe discomfort if ingested.