Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'

Excelsior Spanish Bluebell




Family: Asparagaceae

Genus: Hyacinthoides

Parent: Hyacinthoides hispanica

Category: Bulb

Zones: 4 to 10

Size: To 12" tall, 6 to 8 bulbs per square foot

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Larger flowers and deeper blue than the species. Good cut flowers.

My Experience: 

I purchased 15 bulbs from Brent and Becky's in December 2011 and planted 10 in the 'Berm On the Border' and 5 in the 'One Of Everything' garden under the Seiryu Maple. Some flowers but not exactly spectacular! Clump was larger in 2013 and the flowers looked good.

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