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Are these Spanish bluebells?

Garden noobGarden noob Posts: 260

I'm trying to get rid of Spanish bluebells from my garden. Do these look like Spanish bluebells to you? I've already dug up ~30 bulbs where I knew they would grow, but I wasn't expecting the ones below:

1) These three plants close together next to crocuses (large one at the back, small one at the front, tiny one in between)?

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2) This one?

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3) These two?

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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422

    I think you will have to wait until they flower to find out!

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • BONE MEALBONE MEAL Posts: 18

     

    One way to tell is that Spanish Bluebells will have flowers on both sides of the stems and will be more

    upright, whereas native Bluebells have flowers on one side of the stem only which gives them a more

    droopy, bent over appearance

    Hope this helps.

  • Garden noobGarden noob Posts: 260

    Thanks for the replies. I'm trying to catch them before they flower - I want to prevent Spanish bluebells cross-pollinating with our native bluebells in the same border. Plus, the ground is nice and soft for digging at the moment. I might just whip them out as a precaution.

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