8 Jun 2012

English Bluebells & Spanish Hybrids

English Bluebells

I have both true English Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) and an hybrid (Hyacinthoides non-scripta x Hyacinthoides hispanica ‘Excelsior’).
The English Bluebells have a fine scent but spread much slower here in my Swedish garden than in England. The Spanish Hybrids which came from my mother’s garden in Cambridgeshire, England have no scent but grow much bigger and have spread much quicker than the English ones. Even popping up in various other parts of the garden, presumably spread by birds eating the seeds.
Spanish hybrids 'Excelsior'

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