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White English Bluebell or something else?

These exquisite little white plants have popped up in a pot on my patio this year and are just opening. They look like a bluebell - but not like the other bluebells in my garden. I don’t ever buy bulbs so I’m rather confused as to what they are and where they came from! The flowers have a delicate green ‘stripe’ inside the flower cups. Can anyone help with identification please?


  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 655
    It looks like Allium triquetrum to me.
    It spreads very easily and you might regret keeping it.

    East Anglia
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,649
    Round here they call it wild garlic tho it's nothing like the Ransomes that UK and Belgians call wild garlic.  I love it and am trying to get it established in shady corners under Japanese maples as it seems a bit too hot and dry here for Ransomes to cope.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • sugarchicksugarchick Posts: 2
    Thank you both for your response. I think they are beautiful and will certainly keep them - but maybe restrict them to a few big pots on the patio!
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