Bluebells, you little beauty
Spanish Bluebells ( Hyacinthoides hispanica ) are a very popular choice for a spring-flowering bulb. The main reason is that they are easy to grow, even for time challenged or lazy gardeners... they are rarely affected by pests and diseases, and also deer and rodents don't enjoy their taste. Their pendulous flowers appear in Spring , rising above deep green clumps of shiny foliage, so they add charm to many garden spots. They are also happy in pots, and can be brought indoors for short periods. They are available in different shades of blue, and also in pink and white colours. There are other species of Bluebells with similar characteristics as these.
Bluebells are frost-tolerant to -20 degrees centigrade, and will be happiest in a temperate to cooler climate. Keep the soil moist where they are planted, and give them a position with semi-shade , or dappled sunlight under trees. I took these photos in a Sydney suburban garden. Some of these are growing in a lawn, so care has to be taken not to cut them off with the mower !