Flowering and growth height
8 - 12 inch
Plant depth
4 - 4.7 inch
Planting distance
4 - 4.7 inch
Attracting bees and butterflies
Yes
Suitable for pots and planters
No
Deer and rodent resistant
Yes
Scented
No
Suitable as cut flower
Yes

The Spanish bluebell ‘Excelsior’ (Hyacinthoides hispanica ‘Excelsior’) is a wild hyacinth-like flower that abundantly blooms in May. The Spanish bluebell exists in the colours pink, blue and white. Excelsior is the blue one. The small bell-shaped flowers hang freely on the 20-30 cm long stems. Hyacinthoides will naturalise on their own if they are planted in a sunny spot on the perimeter of the garden. This variety used to be part of the Scilla Campanulata family – the larger size varieties of scilla.

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Attracting bees and butterflies Yes
Bulb/tuber size 8/10
Bulb type Hyacinthoides
Deer and rodent resistant Yes
Delivered as Flower bulb or tuber
Flower colour Blue
Flowering and growth height 8 - 12 inch
Flowering period April, May
Hardiness zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Hardy Yes
Naturalising Yes
Per package 15
Place / Planting position Partial shade, Sun
Plant depth 4 - 4.7 inch
Planting distance 4 - 4.7 inch
Scented No
Suitable as cut flower Yes
Suitable for pots and planters No
Type of bulb hispanica

Other information

  • First loosen the soil well where the flower bulbs will be planted. Then the soil is easier to work with.
  • Dig a hole and make sure it is 2 to 3 times as deep as the height of the bulbs.
  • For the distance between the bulbs, make sure it is 2 times the diameter of the flower bulbs.
  • Plant the flower bulbs in the hole with the pointed side facing up or with the root base facing down.
  • Cover the bulbs with soil and water them well.

Pre-orders can be placed until the first week of August, which will be shipped in the first half of September and delivered in October.