Will Puschkinia Libanotica cross with English Bluebells

Amanda27Amanda27 Posts: 5

I have recently been given some lovely striped squill, Puschkinia Libanotica.  But having spent 2 years removing Spanish Bluebells from my garden before planting English Bluebells I am now concerned if these Puschkinia Libanotica will pose the same threat of cross pollination.  Where could I get a definitive answer to this problem? I don't want to undo all my hard work removing one threat only to replant another.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,414

    Don't worry - Puschkinia are Scilloideae which are a different species to bluebells which are Hyacinthoides - they won't cross-pollinate each other.

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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,199

    And this one is actually P. scilloides. The name libanotica has been dropped.

  • Amanda27Amanda27 Posts: 5

    That is great news, thank you both!

    I can now look forward to finding the right spot for these lovely little flowers in my woodland garden.

     

    thanks again.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,414

    They are gorgeous aren't they!  Enjoy image

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