Asked by: Zachariah Fagundohome and garden landscaping
How do I identify bluebell bulbs?
Last Updated: 8th January, 2020
- narrow leaves, about 1-1.5cm wide.
- deep violet-blue (sometimes white), narrow, tubular-bell flowers, with tips that curl back.
- flowers on one side of the stem.
- distinctly drooping stems.
- a sweet scent.
- cream-coloured pollen inside.
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Also to know is, how do you identify English bluebells?
The main differences between a Spanish bluebell and an English bluebell are:
- On the Spanish flower, the bells are all around the stem, not just on one side which gives the English bluebell its drooping stature.
- The leaves are wider and bigger.
- The petals of each bell open wider and flare at the ends rather than curl.
is it OK to pick bluebells? Since 1998, native bluebells have been protected by Schedule 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (WCA). It is illegal for anyone to collect native bluebells in the wild for the purpose of selling them.
Also to know is, what do Spanish bluebell bulbs look like?
Bell-Shaped Beauties Spanish bluebell is a late-blooming spring bulb. The flowers are bell-shaped and about 3/4 inch long. They bloom later than bulb plants such as snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis), but many gardeners find this tardiness a benefit, not a drawback.
What is the difference between bluebells and Harebells?
While the bluebell, Hyacinthoides non-scripta, is a hyacinth, related to irises and orchids, the harebell, Campanula rotundifolia, is a campanula or bellflower, distantly related to the daisies. Harebells you can overlook: they are more skimpy, more skittish.