Availability: March, April
Common Names: bluebells, English/British bluebell, granfer griggles
Genus Name: Hyacinthoides
Family Name: Asparagaceae
Place of Origin: Mediterranean region
Colours available: blue, white or rarely pink
Bluebells are perennial bulbous herbs with flowering stems to about 50cm tall. Up to 20 sweetly-scented flowers are borne on a flower stalk which droops or nods to one side. Flowers are bell-shaped and each flower has 6 petals with recurved (up-turned) tips. Anthers have white-cream coloured pollen.
Did you know?
A lot of insects feed on the nectar of bluebell. Their flowers provide an important early source of nectar.