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Are these Spanish Bluebells

Found these growing in a border but don’t think I’ve planted them. Could they be Spanish Bluebells? Thanks 


  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 1,698
    That's difficult to tell without seeing the flowers although in my experience wild bluebells are usually round. 
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,092
    Wait until they flower. 🙂
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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,038
    Very likely to be spanish bluebells. Sometimes mine look like that when I do the annual dig-up-as-many-as-I can-get-at operation.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,667
    satrdayboy where do you live...approx.

    Very early to be so tall green if Spanish Bluebells.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Thank you for replies. I think I will pull up as I don't want to be overrun with them, if they are Spanish Bluebells. In that area the only bulbs planted are Alliums. Do have a problem with Squirrels at the moment but don't suppose they would plant three bulbs close together :)
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,667
    edited 12 January
    I recommend you wait and watch.

    As pansyface has said..."Wait until they flower. 🙂"

    satrdayboy where do you live...approx.???

    I would not expect Spanish bluebells to be so tall mid January.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Swansea, S Wales. 
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,667
    Swansea, S Wales. 
    I used to live in South Wales would not expect any bluebell to be so strong in Jan.
    Even allowing for global weather changes.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,293
    In my experience Spanish bluebell leaves are more ‘splayed out’ by the time they reach that size … which would not be for a couple of months yet even in a sheltered spot. 
    What have you planted in that border?  Anything you might not recognise?
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