English bluebells are known scientifically as Hyacinthoides non-scripta. They bloom with blue, bell-shaped flowers in the spring and the blooms can last up to three weeks. English bluebells are perennials, and each year the bulbs multiply and spread, creating a more dramatic effect on the landscape. The bluebells are often used as a ground cover, or planted between rocks in rock gardens. For a burst of spring color splash, plant them along side daffodil bulbs.
Set your English bluebell bulbs in the ground in the fall, from mid-October to mid-November.
Select a garden site that has moist soil and light shade.
Loosen the soil up to eight inches deep with a rototiller or a shovel and hoe.
Put two inches of compost on top of the loose soil and then work it in with the hoe.
Plant the English bluebell bulbs to a depth of four inches, and allow six inches of space between the bulbs. Once the bulbs are inserted, make sure they are covered with soil.