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Spanish bluebells?

Are these Spanish bluebells?

Pollen is cream and stems are pretty upright.


  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,904

    You may have to wait till the flowers are a little more advanced. 
  • Yes. We planted native bulbs just recently.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,839
    There are "English" bluebells growing wild in Belgium - Bois de Halle if you're ever there is famous - certain parts of northern France all the way across to Brittany and down as far as here.   I found a few in a hedgerow bank near the house last year and bought some at a plant fair.    They're just about to flower so I spent today digging up Spanish bluebells from a bed round the well in the front garden so they can't hybridise.

    Just a few left to shift from being entangled in a trumpet vine root.  What I can't get at will have all leaves and flowers pulled so the bulbs don't get fed and so it will go on each spring until they give up.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • So my first pictures weren't great. Here is a close up of a flower.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,932

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Yeah. That was my feeling.

    I think I better pull them up.

    Thanks guys
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    To me the flowers in your photos look too 'wide' to be English  native bluebells 

    Ditto the leaves.
  • JellyfireJellyfire Posts: 1,139
    Easiest way to ID is on an English all the flowers are on one side of the flowering stalk (so flowers generally lean down in one direction) on Spanish they go right round facing outwards 
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