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  1. #1
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    What is this lavender flower?

    I am also trying to find out what type of flower this is.
    It is a small lavender flower that grows from bulbs about 1/2 to 5/8 inch in diameter.
    To give an idea about size, please refer to the picture with a tape measure (in centimeters).

    It is such a lovely plant which we want to have in a border.

    Thanks for any help.

    Bob
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  2. #2
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    It looks like Hyacinthoides. Not sure if it is Hyacinthoides hispanica. The spanish bluebell, which also comes in pink and white.
    OR Hyacinthoides x massartiana

    http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?im...26tbs%3Disch:1

    Click on above pics for the name.

    http://www.google.co.uk/images?q=Hya...N&hl=en&tab=wi
    Last edited by Silver surfer; 05-31-2010 at 04:14 AM.

  3. #3
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    Hi there.
    agree with silver surfer
    I think it is a "wood hyacinth" AKA spanish bluebell
    (Scilla campanulata.)

  4. #4
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    Hi,

    Thanks to both of you for your helpful replies.

    My specimen is a bit more lavender than the blue varieties that I have seen on the internet.
    It is probably a hybrid version?

    In any case, I have read that they proprogate naturally, so I hope to see more in the coming spring seasons!

    Bob

  5. #5
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    Spanish bluebells come in shades of blue, pink and white. Try this site for a named one Rosea . The difference between Hyacinthoides hispanica and Hyacinthoides x massartiana
    is not in the colour, but the way the flowers are held on the stem and the way the flowers are tilted.
    Be very careful about growing these they can seed all over and become rather invasive.

    Google Image Result for http://www.paghat.com/images/pinkbluebell-a.jpg

    Scilla campanulata is the old name , now they are called Hyacinthoides hispanica.
    Last edited by Silver surfer; 06-01-2010 at 02:02 AM.

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