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Scilla bifolia

Scilla bifolia (Scilla bifolia)

Planted last year and up again.

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Your spring garden is a picture of powder blues, pinks and white...I can just imagine it! :))

16 Mar, 2014


The 'pear tree' area is mostly bright blue and yellow, K, with a corner of pink. I do enjoy putting the colours together, as you know! It's very spring-like at the moment, but I've added more later flowering plants.

17 Mar, 2014


ooh, like it! guessing from the name that it's a Bluebell species? hope mine look half as good

18 Mar, 2014


I suppose they must be related, Fran. I haven't checked, to be honest. My book tells me the 'family' names, but it's downstairs.

19 Mar, 2014


lol that's a good enough reason! they probably don't care what their exact botanical name is, anyway

19 Mar, 2014


Ummm... I forgot to look.

Wikipedia says: "Scilla has most recently been classified as belonging to the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae; the subfamily was formerly treated as a separate family, Hyacinthaceae".

So - they used to be related, now they're not!!!!!!

20 Mar, 2014


that's DNA technology for you.
I must get some of the blue. I have the pink one like you have too.

21 Mar, 2014


I have a "bluebell types" leaflet, lists three: Native, Hybrid and Spanish - apparently Spanish are invasive

i've had it for ages, neglected to put a source on my large-print version, but just tried Google and found it: it's a pdf so i can't give a link, but if you put

"Alarm Bells for Bluebells Project report" (without quotes works)

into Google, it's the first item - the info is on p5

21 Mar, 2014


Yes, I have all three in my garden. I know which is which! :-) (Thanks, though...)

22 Mar, 2014


lol but you're an expert's expert!

22 Mar, 2014



23 Mar, 2014


All our bluebells, white and pink ones were Spanish, so we have been gradually getting rid of them, as they were taking over the garden.......

23 Mar, 2014


the leaflet I mentioned has advice on taht, DD, so as to minimise their chances of coming back. touch wood I never need it!

23 Mar, 2014


I admit they do spread rather a lot....

24 Mar, 2014

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