Flower in Focus: Bluebells

“There is a silent eloquence
In every wild bluebell
That fills my softened heart with bliss
That words could never tell.” ~ Anne Bronte

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Is it October already? Why it must be – the bluebells are here!

If you hadn’t guessed already, these little bulbs are a relative of the hyacinth. In fact in their native UK they are also known as ‘wild hyacinth’.

During springtime, entire fields are blanketed with these majestic blue flowers. And just to prove it to you I took this jigsaw-worthy shot while travelling through the Scottish Highlands last year. Yes, there really are fields of bluebells and little old stone churches just like this one!

Flower Facts

  • In floriography, bluebells represent humility, constancy, gratitude and kindness.
  • They have a very short, weather dependent growing season in Victoria, between August and October
  • Sometimes available in pink or white
  • Like many bulbs, they are very poisionous if eaten by humans or animals.