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Spanish bluebell?

Julia1983Julia1983 Posts: 139
Hi all, can anyone tell me if this is a Spanish bluebell? If so, should I dig them up? Its a rented property but nobody would mind. 

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  • B3B3 Posts: 27,331
    Those thick leaves are a good sign that it's Spanish bluebell. There's also a difference in the way the flowers hang. Have a look on Google to see the difference.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,469
    Looking at the flowers, l'd say it's Spanish (or possibly a hybrid). 
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,904
    I think it’s Spanish. 

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





  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,286
    I also think Spanish, the quick ways to tell, Spanish maintains upright stems and they do not have the scent of a UK native bluebell.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    I'd get rid of them.  They are invasive, and if there are native bluebells Hyacinthoides non-scripta growing nearby they can hybridise and out-compete the native species.  They are not easy to dig out, and the bulb sink deep into the soil.  But if you just keep removing the foliage as it appears, and don't let them go to seed, you can control them.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,842
    I think they are very pretty. If there are no native bluebells nearby I would keep them. I don't know why everyone is always so anti them.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Julia1983Julia1983 Posts: 139
    There is some woodland nearby that might have bluebells. They are pretty but I believe they are endangering our native bluebell which is such a shame. I'll prob dig them up, see if I can get some native ones or just replace with snowdrops for next year. Thanks all. 
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