KathN's Spanish Bluebells x 25 Blooming
This is another bulb I purchased as the same time as the white one, and I hope it naturalizes. I do know it likes shade.
Here’s the write up from John Scheeper’s Nursery:
Syn: Spanish Bluebells. Circa 1601, it produces 15 to 20, bell-shaped, pendant flowers on strong stems with strap-shaped foliage. Prized for their fantastic naturalizing capability and the brilliant fact that deer and marauding rodents do not eat them, this 1906 award-winner is blue-violet with darker marine-blue mid-veins. (It is so prolific that a couple clients, in Ohio and Washington, have reported to us that it has even been invasive in their garden.) Bulb size: 8 cm/up. May. 12" to 15". HZ 3-8.
KathN's Spanish Bluebells Care Instructions
If sowing directly, sow at a depth of approx. 4.95 inches (12.7 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 5.85 inches (15.0 cm) between Wood hyacinth plants.
Wood hyacinth 'Excelsior' normally grows to a mature height of 25.0 cm (that's 9.75 inches imperial) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.
Your garden has full shade light - try to position in a partial sun location instead.
Remember to water moderately.
Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (7b) is within the ideal range for Wood hyacinth 'Excelsior'. The recommended range is between Zone 4 and 8.
A soil ph of between 6.1 and 6.5 is ideal for Wood hyacinth 'Excelsior' as it does best in acidic soil so test your soil acidity often.
More information about Spanish Bluebells is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Spanish Bluebells Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.