Closeup of English bluebells in bloom.

Bluebell Flowers

The English bluebell flower (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) is one of the most popular wildflowers in England and Ireland. Different varieties are also native to North America (Mertensia virginica) and Spain (Hyacinthoides hispanica) and all grow well in woodlands or shady areas with moist soils.

We’ve put together guides on how to grow the various types bluebell flowers so that you have all the information you need at your fingertips before planting anything in your yard or garden. Follow our tips on how-to care for these lovely plants as well as some helpful maintenance advice once they’re established in their new home. Happy gardening!

How to Grow and Care for Wood Hyacinth (Spanish Bluebell)

A close up horizontal image of Hyacinthoides hispanica aka Spanish bluebells growing in the garden pictured on a green soft focus background.

Wood hyacinth, aka Spanish bluebell, is a spring bulb that sports bright green foliage and blue, pink, or white bell-shaped blooms. This hardy plant is easy to grow in drifts under trees, in containers, and in garden beds and borders. Learn how to plant and grow this robust, showy perennial in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Virginia Bluebells

A close up horizontal image of the bright blue flowers with delicate pink buds of Mertensia virginica pictured on a green soft focus background.

Native to North America, the Virginia bluebell is an early spring blooming plant that sports flowers in shades of purple, pink, and blue. Plus, this cool weather, moisture, and shade-loving plant is easy to grow. Read more now to learn all about propagating and caring for this perennial, ephemeral beauty.

How to Grow and Care for English Bluebells

A horizontal image of an English woodland in spring with a carpet of bluebells under the trees.

English bluebell is a spring bulb with bright green foliage and vibrant blue bell-shaped flowers. It goes by many names, including harebell and fairy flower, and produces beautiful lush carpets in woodlands and other shady areas of the garden. Learn how to plant and grow this perennial in our guide. Read more now.