A genus of about 10 species spread across western Europe and the mountains of Spain, Portugal and Northern Africa. They were formerly included within Scilla, but gradually their distinct nature has been accepted.
Hyacinthoides non-scripta, the English Bluebell, surely familiar to all, now falls here and gives a good general idea of the genus as a whole. Increasingly Hyacinthoides non-scripta this is being replaced in the wild in the UK by the hybrid x massartiana, which has the Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica) as its other parent.
All Hyacinthoides are blue-flowered perennial bulbs and those that we have grown here do well in sun or light shade, in a well drained, humus rich soil, out in the garden.
Order from Autumn list only.