When to Plant Bluebells

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One of the UK’s most well-loved wildflowers. Native to English woodlands, bluebells are one of the easiest plants to grow in the garden, and will delight you for many years to come. To fill your garden with these dainty, little blooms, keep reading and discover how and when to plant bluebells.

English bluebells

When do you plant bluebell bulbs?

The perfect time to plant bluebell bulbs is in the early autumn (September/October time). Plant bulbs at least 10cm deep and 10cm apart, and make sure that the pointed end is facing upwards.

💡 Tip: For a beautiful, natural effect, plant groups of bulbs together with irregular spacing between clumps. 

What about bluebells in the green?

Since these bluebells are further along in the growing process than bulbs, plant ‘in the green’ bulbs is in the spring. Plant at the same depth they were in the ground before (see where the foliage turns from white to green). 

Where can you plant bluebells?

These easy to grow plants are perfect for covering shaded areas due to their ability to withstand dark, damp woodland areas. Plant as ground cover, around shrubs, or naturalise them in lawns.

💡 Tip: Once in flower in the spring, they make great cut flowers for bouquets and vases around the home!

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