Return to the Bulbs Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Spanish bluebells

Posted by dr.liz 7 (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 17, 13 at 12:33

I am trying to reclaim a long neglected woodsy garden. It was badly overgrown with vines and weed trees, and last summer I chopped off the vines and thinned out some of the trees. This spring, I discovered a long neglected stand of Spanish bluebells. They have been blooming so little over the past years, that I had forgotten all about them. There is a lot of vegetative growth, however, and they have spread quite nicely. Is there anything I can do to encourage more bloom? Should I expect that they will bloom better now that some of the shade has been removed?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Spanish bluebells

I would think so. They like partial shade, but don't do as well in full shade.

You might give them a topdressing of compost or manure too. And of course, if the clumps are really big, they might appreciate being divided.

I know some parts of the country consider them to be invasive, but I dearly love them and have not found that to be the case here.

RE: Spanish bluebells

Now that they have more light, likely they'll do fine on your own.

RE: Spanish bluebells

Yes, they are considered invasive in many areas, now. Depending on where they are growing, they tend to be vigorous and crowd out the native plants such as bloodroot, trilliums, and others.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Bulbs Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here