Hyacinthoides Hispanica Subsp. Algeriensis
Ironically, this is a much better garden plant than the British native "Bluebell". It is also an exquisite blue, paler than the native species, with a remarkable ability to complement and enhance the effect of just about any other flower colour it comes near. Whilst the native plant has flowers that lean to one side, this one is more symmetrical, much like a hyacinth, to which it is of course related. It provides colour and contrast to the woodland garden, border front, rock garden or even a wild/naturalized area, and is particularly effective when naturalized in large drifts under deciduous trees , or at the margins of shady woodland gardens.
Sow seeds at any time, covering them very thinly with compost or grit, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed pot in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:Spanish bluebell
Packet Content:8 seeds (Approx)