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Lubera stops plant deliveries to the UK
Due to Brexit, we are not able to deliver to the UK. We are working on a solution on how we can continue to bring a wide range of Lubera plants to the UK and directly to our customers' homes in the future. However, such a solution will not be available before 2022 or 2023.

Spanish bluebell

Spanish bluebell Lubera

A Spanish bluebell is easy to care for - it  blooms reliably year after year, beautifies even unfavourable spots in the garden and is, therefore, the perfect partner for wonderful 'lazy gardening'. These flower bulbs multiply by themselves and form more beautiful flower carpets in the spring every year.

Spanish Bluebell 'Miss World'

Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Miss World'

£4.40 *

Spanish Bluebell Blue

Hyacinthoides hispanica Blue

£2.70 *

Spanish Bluebell Mixture

Hyacinthoides hispanica Mixture

£2.70 *


More information about the Spanish bluebell

Spanish bluebell LuberaThe pastel-coloured 'wild hyacinths' with their delicate, fragrant appearance are robust, easy to care for and thrive wherever you want to see and experience joie de vivre, colour and beauty in the spring. In the Lubera shop, you will find three colours, which can either be planted in a group each for itself, or as a pretty mixture in purple, pink and white.

Buy Spanish bluebell - Hyacinthoides hispanica cultivars in the Lubera Garden Shop

  • Spanish bluebell 'Miss World' - soft pink
  • Spanish bluebell 'White City' - fresh white
  • Spanish blue and purple bells with a strong shot of blue 
  • Spanish ‘Bluebell Mixture’ - pink, white and blue in perfect combination

All bluebells like to run wild and provide fresh naturalness in formal gardens as well as a cheerful carpet of flowers in a natural garden. This wild character develops over many years and should the sea of flowers become too luxuriant, you can cut out individual parts with a spade and plant them elsewhere if you wish (or give them to friends as a present). The delicate, little bells of this bulbous flower nod gently in the wind and provide romantic grace in garden spots that are otherwise easily neglected in the spring, e.g. under bushes and trees. Here they find the ideal (undisturbed) habitat they need to spread out freely.

The advantages of Spanish bluebells in the garden

  • Unique planting ensures years of blooms in the spring
  • The main flowering time is in May, so it can be combined well with tulips and daffodils
  • Naturalises by itself, so that there is always a supply of young plants
  • Forms flower carpets over time, even in unfavourable sites
  • Absolutely easy to care for and beginner-friendly 


The optimal planting time for bluebells is early autumn when the soil still stores residual heat from the summer. In September or October, you should drill holes with a stick about 5 to 10 centimetres deep into the garden soil and plant the bulbs at a distance of about 15 to 20 centimetres. The bulbs should be handled with care, as they cannot tolerate injuries before they are inserted. Once they are in the ground and rooted in, they are extremely robust. Once you plant Hyacinthoides hispanica and forget about it, you could describe the simple handling of the small flower bulbs as they form daughter bulbs over the years and thus renew themselves without the gardener having to plant new bulbs or buy new bluebells.

Location, soil and care of the bluebells

In nature, bluebells like to grow under trees because after fading - when trees and bushes get leaves - they like to stand in the semi-shade until their own leaves die back. But even if the garden location differs from the natural location, if you can only offer the bluebells a sunny, free location, you do not have to do without these wonderful spring flowers. As long as the soil is humusy, moist, permeable and rich in nutrients, your bluebells will feel good. If your garden beds are supplied with compost from time to time, this imitates a forest soil quite well and the Spanish bluebells will quickly become at home there. Flower bulbs only fear permanent locations where rainwater cannot seep away. So, if the soil is particularly heavy, some sand or even more compost should be added before planting the bulbs. If no compost is available, good potting soil can be added, e.g. Lubera's ‘Fruitful Soil No. 2’.

Tips for the Spanish bluebell in a pot

If you would like to plant a pot with bluebells to bring the spring splendour closer to your house or parlour window, it is best to use a high-quality potted plant soil, such as Lubera ‘Fertile Soil No. 1’, which provides good drainage. In the summer, when the leaves of the bluebells have passed and they are at rest, they do not need any care. In extremely dry periods you can water them, but an amateur gardener does that anyway because otherwise, the other garden inhabitants would also wither away.

Growth and appearance of the bluebells

Bluebells grow to a height of about 30-40 cm and have several 'nodding', i.e. hanging bells in white, pink or purple-blue on upright stems. The Spanish bluebells bloom more abundantly than the common ones and the flowers also stand out a little more, so that the impression in the garden is more lasting. The leaves are basal (sprouting at the base) and lanceolate (elongated, pointed).

Origin and name of Hyacinthoides hispanica

The bluebells belong to a subfamily of the asparagus plants and are close relatives of the hyacinths. The different varieties of wood hyacinths are native to Europe and North Africa. The best-known species, the Spanish wood bluebell, originally grew in the southern regions of Europe, while the common wood type settled in the northern regions of Europe. It is also called English wood bluebell because it occurs en masse in English forests, where, in certain regions, in May it produces magnificent blue carpets of flowers that are admired by locals and tourists alike. The bulbs that are bought and planted in the autumn are only annual, but they are busy forming daughter bulbs so that there is a constant abundance of flowers in the spring.

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