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Are these Spanish Bluebells? 😠

Hi all, I bought and planted some English Bluebells in autumn from Peter Nyssen... They've begun to flower this week and to be honest they look like spanish bluebells to me... 


Can anyone definitively identify them please? Is it too early to tell? 

Thanks! 

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  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    Yes, English ones drop their heads.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,586
    They look a bit broad leaved and the flowers on English tend to be on one side and not all round.
     The photos  seem to have posted a bit small. These are definitely English bluebells, taken at Felley priory a couple of years ago. Sadly we cannot do the bluebell walk this year.
  • @Lyn @fidgetbones thanks, I'm wondering if maybe I should wait a little bit longer for the rest of the flowers to develop and see if they drop more? 
  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 Posts: 958
    ID advice for English bluebells from the wildlife trust https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife/how-identify/identify-bluebells
     If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero
    East facing, top of a hill clay-loam, cultivated for centuries (7 years by me). Birmingham
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,469
    I thought it might possibly be a hybrid,  but reading this l don't think so
    https://gardening.which.co.uk/hc/en-gb/articles/360000144769-English-Spanish-and-hybrid-bluebells
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    @Lyn @fidgetbones thanks, I'm wondering if maybe I should wait a little bit longer for the rest of the flowers to develop and see if they drop more? 
    They won’t drop anymore , they’ll stay upright. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Well, guess I'd better contact Peter Nyssen then. Wondering how this could even happen? Thanks for your help everyone! 
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    Some companies actually do sell the Spanish ones.  
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    They’re no they’re not cheap either.
    i have some just like this, pink, blue and white, the bees seem to like them just the same and my English ones  are far away so they haven’t crossed, yet! 
    https://www.farmergracy.co.uk/products/hyacinthoides-hispanica-bulbs-uk
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Lyn said:
    Some companies actually do sell the Spanish ones.  
    But Peter Nyssen don't sell them though thats whats confusing! I've emailed them anyway, hoping they get back to me. 

    I've got spanish ones in the front garden... They are rather pretty but I specifically wanted english ones in the back garden! 
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