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I have a plant which looks like a bluebell but is white in colour



There are white bluebells, though sometimes these are just old hyacinths which have reverted.

18 May, 2010


Hyacinthoides hispanica is often white, as well as pink or blue. Old hyacinths cannot revert to white as the original H. orientalis was blue!

18 May, 2010


Okay, okay, Owdboggy - you know what I mean - I had a fat flowered white hyacinth which has now been planted out for 5 years - this year it was one stem with white flowers on it, nodding bells, so could be mistaken for a bluebell if you didn't know.

18 May, 2010


We have a lot of these around the garden. Previous owners must have been planting out the Christmas hyacinths for years. Now we are stuck with these bluebell things, grrrrr!

18 May, 2010


Blame us then, we have dozens of clumps of them. But we like them, the scent is wonderful. They are related to Hyacinthoides, but they are Hyacinthus orientalis. I suppose they do look a bit like Spanish Bluebells, just a little less tall.

18 May, 2010

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