Hyacinthoides non-scripta 'Bakkum Blue' is a vivid royal blue and purple form of the fabled English bluebell.
The fabled common or English bluebell is much beloved in the UK for forming carpets of blue in "bluebell woods" across the country. It differs from the more commonly-grown Spanish bluebell (H. hispanica) by having an arching rather than upright stem, darker blue flowers with more recurved petal tips, and a beautiful fragrance. 'Bakkum Blue' is a vivid royal blue form with purple highlights. H. hispanica and H. non-scripta readily hybridize so if you have both in your garden, don't allow them to set seed unless you want hybrids.
Common Name: English Bluebells - [Spring B&B Pre-Order]
Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-8
Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Shade, Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Blue
Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Western parts of Atlantic Europe from Spain to the UK often in slightly acidic soils in ancient deciduous woodlands, along hedgerows, and in open habitats in more coastal areas.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
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