Hyacinthoides hispanica
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Hyacinthoides hispanica

Spanish bluebell

  family hyacinthaceae 
  genus hyacinthoides 

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Genus  Hyacinthoides Species  hispanica Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Spanish bluebell Family  HYACINTHACEAE Specimen number  S11714 Data source  HtZn p126;Xeri p307
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Seasonal bulb Life span  1 - 3 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Groundcover Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Fertile Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  It tends to become weedy. Hyacinthoides hispanica can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. Spanish bluebell needs summer days with high heat. The optimal soil texture for this plant is one that is fertile. It likes dry soils. This species tolerates occasional periods of drought.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities  Weedy
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Self sows Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Hyacinthoides hispanica easily self-sows from last year's seeds.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Hyacinthoides hispanica is a seasonal bulb. Flowers: Spanish bluebell has tiny bell shaped nodding flowers on stiff stems. Flowers begin in March and don't stop until May. Blossoms in such colors as white, pink, violet and blue are common.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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