Whats the name of this please?

I have a bunch of these plants coming up this year. Not sure what color the flower is going to be when they open. Can someone tell me what the name is please.
whats the name of this please, flowers, gardening, name plesae
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whats the name of this please, flowers, gardening
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  • Jan Walker Jan Walker on Apr 13, 2014
    It looks like a Yucca Plant....the flower stem shoots up above the height of the plant and flowers bloom in a little tuft...they are gorgeous!
  • Linda Linda on Apr 13, 2014
    If it is a Yucca, the flower color should be a creamy ivory.
  • Cha L Cha L on Apr 13, 2014
    Yucca Off white Flowers that come up in center
  • Mary Blatnik-Smith Mary Blatnik-Smith on Apr 13, 2014
    Too small and dainty for a yucca, it's a bulb that has blue, pink or white flowers I can't remember the name.
  • Alk213334 Alk213334 on Apr 13, 2014
    Looks like agapanthus to me...check it out on Google and see what you think...
  • Elizabeth Mellon Elizabeth Mellon on Apr 13, 2014
    looks like a hosta plant..
  • Kim Kim on Apr 13, 2014
    I'm not positive but it looks like a firecracker plant. On mine the flowers turn orange with yellow and red. All on each bud.
  • Linda Maurer Linda Maurer on Apr 13, 2014
    Looks like a liriope that's been in place for many years. My SIL has some large like that around her pond. The yellow tulip is part of a different plant. At least that's what
    • Nola Zusi Nola Zusi on Apr 13, 2014
      @Linda Maurer I agree with Linda. I have these growing in my garden. They come up every spring and produce little blue/purple flowers. They sometimes have variegated leaves. I have both types in my garden. The greenery lasts all summer and into the fall.
  • Wally R Wally R on Apr 13, 2014
    The buds look like Agapanthus.
  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Apr 13, 2014
    If these are coming up and about to bloom now, I believe you may have camassia.
    • Teri Teri on Apr 13, 2014
      @Douglas Hunt Thank you again.... Douglas I believe is right-Camassia. It is in a area where I don't maintain the ground or any plants.When people give me plants they don't want or are thinning out I stick them in this area.This is new to me this year. When I need a bouquet I cut my flowers from this area and don't have to take them from my yard.I will make my name tag today.."Camassia"
  • SusanB SusanB on Apr 13, 2014
    Looks like an agapanthus to me.
  • Cathrine Clair Cathrine Clair on Apr 13, 2014
    These are spanish bluebells , a spring bulb. Pretty, last well in a vase. Will spread by bulb offsets and by seeding. Have dense foliage so make sure they do not smother neighbouring plants.
  • Gloria Damron Gloria Damron on Apr 13, 2014
    DEF not yucca. Yucca gets 1 flower stalk and the green 'leaves' on your plant are soft and bendable to the touch. On yucca they are not, they are very stiff. I believe it is the Agapanthus... blue or white flowers...? Also known as African lily or lily of the Nile.
  • Rose S Rose S on Apr 13, 2014
    Hyacinth, mine are blueish purples do the leaves come up first. Small, nickel sized bulbs that multiply nicely. Enjoy, as I do mine.
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Apr 13, 2014
    I have no idea, but I sure want to know. Be sure and post update when it blooms!
  • Sheryl Richert Sheryl Richert on Apr 13, 2014
    Spanish bluebells.
  • Marjorie Johnecheck Marjorie Johnecheck on Apr 13, 2014
    It could be Red Hot Poker, if it is, you'll love it. We really need a picture of the bloom for true I. Dd. Please post when it blooms.
  • Em Hooper Em Hooper on Apr 13, 2014
    Looking at photos online, hard to say. The flower will tell the story. You will know answer to this question soon.....spring is here.....
  • June June on Apr 13, 2014
    I think you have Spanish bluebells or Spanish hyacinth.
  • Frances S Frances S on Apr 13, 2014
    It's a day lily, i have a bunch of these. Normally has yellow or orange flowers
  • Rhi Rhi on Apr 13, 2014
    Spanish bluebells :-)
  • Fay Stewart Fay Stewart on Apr 13, 2014
    Looks like Spiderwort to me. They have purple flowers and come up everwhere!
  • Kelly Baird Kelly Baird on Apr 13, 2014
    They look exactly like my Spanish Bluebells.
  • Staci G Staci G on Apr 13, 2014
    Tuber roses on the bottom I think
  • Staci G Staci G on Apr 13, 2014
    Maybe not, hard to see actual size.
  • Pamela Pamela on Apr 13, 2014
    We have a lot of what looks like these all over eastern WA. I have some in in my yard. I really do not know what they are called. All of ours are a beautiful pink. Ours grow to be over three feet tall. If I find out the name I will let you know.
  • Marcia Espeland Marcia Espeland on Apr 13, 2014
    I think they are day lilies, I have a bunch of orange ones. Love them.
  • Wendy Aycoth Wendy Aycoth on Apr 13, 2014
    These are actually what they call over here Wood Hyacinths, in the UK they are known as Bluebells. They cover the floor of the woods in the spring and create a magical look , a carpet of blue. They now come in white, blue and pink. They are a bulb.
  • Wendy Aycoth Wendy Aycoth on Apr 13, 2014
    They grow about 18" high. Most of thee other answers are wrong!
  • Kathy Smith Kathy Smith on Apr 13, 2014
    take a picture of it and go to a nursey that deals with plants they will tell you what it is
  • Sue Sue on Apr 13, 2014
    I don't think they are daylilies because the flower bud thingy doesn't look like a daylily; although the leaves do.
  • Marci Bryson Marci Bryson on Apr 13, 2014
    Looks like bluebells.
  • Angela Ray Angela Ray on Apr 13, 2014
    This looks like a plant quite common here in California called agapanthus. I would know for sure if it was fully bloomed. Perhaps try looking up agapanthus online once yours has bloomed out and compare.
  • April E April E on Apr 13, 2014
    Hyacinthoides hispanica spanish bluebells and Hyacinthoides hispanica wood hyacinth are the same plant (just to stop the bickering from our british neighbor) and this is what you have the folaige while similar is wrong for both day lily and spiderwort and the bud is indicative of the hyacinth family not agapanthus
  • Kim Kim on Apr 13, 2014
    Some variety of agave.
  • Heather Heather on Apr 13, 2014
    These are called Scilla or Wood Hyacinth. They are hard to get rid off since they reseed and rebulb. But they fill in nicely for borders and they come in white, 'blue' and a pink/purple shade. http://www.gardenerhelp.org/index.php/content/view/2694/33/
  • Joy Ballard Joy Ballard on Apr 13, 2014
    Red hot poker?
  • Taffie Hansen Taffie Hansen on Apr 13, 2014
    Maybe liriope?
  • MaryAnn B MaryAnn B on Apr 13, 2014
    Yes bluebells. Right after they bloom cut them down if you don't want overpopulation. They sure are pretty in mass bloom.
  • Lisa Crawford Lisa Crawford on Apr 13, 2014
    Lisa C I think it some sort of Yucca. I've never seen Bluebells with that growth pattern
  • Mary Mary on Apr 13, 2014
  • Marcia G Marcia G on Apr 13, 2014
  • Lynn Zawojski Lynn Zawojski on Apr 13, 2014
    Just a thought. When asking a question about a plant, tree, flower etc., could the person put where they are from? It would help narrow the answer down. And then, if we are in the same state or zone, maybe we'd like to plant it also. ty
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    • Lynn Zawojski Lynn Zawojski on Apr 30, 2014
      @Judy thanks, duh, i found it as soon as i wrote the question. I saw it under my name.
  • Suzanne Suzanne on Apr 13, 2014
    English wood hyacinth, absolutely. They can take over, so cut off the flowers after bloom before they go to seed. Dig them up and you'll find a small clump of small round bulbs, easily separated. They are nice cut in a vase, especially with lilacs.
    • Donna Shipley Donna Shipley on Apr 14, 2014
      @Suzanne Quite a few of these have appeared in my yard this year and I really appreciate the advice about controlling them as they seem to be spreading! Thank you!
  • Donna McWaters Donna McWaters on Apr 13, 2014
    Its a yucca
  • Linda Maurer Linda Maurer on Apr 13, 2014
    This is Liriope Spicata since it is such a clump. If it were traveling or running it would be Liriope muscari. muscari will cover an area quickly.
  • Twila Lockwood Twila Lockwood on Apr 13, 2014
    Scottish Bluebells. We have some blooming right now. I love them!
  • Nancy Reed Nancy Reed on Apr 13, 2014
    Hyacinth - buried at the moment under a lot of snow at my house! :/
  • Robert Humphries Robert Humphries on Apr 13, 2014
    Suzanne is correct. It is an English Wood Hyacinth. Wrong bud formation and shape for either Liriope or Scottish Bluebells. Definitely English Wood Hyacinth.
  • Sunny Miller Sunny Miller on Apr 13, 2014
    Looks like hyacinth to me
  • Judith Monti Judith Monti on Apr 13, 2014
  • Margaret Margaret on Apr 13, 2014
    the plant is English bluebells they bloom in late spring and are beautiful if you want to control them, after blooming just pull a few of the bulbs around the edges, and either trans plant them around a tree or pass them on to someone else to enjoy, they are easy to control. enjoy
    • Linda T Linda T on Apr 15, 2014
      @Margaret I think they are more likely some kind of hyacinth, since English blue bells are an endangered species, and usually only grow in the shade of copper beech trees. As the beeches get cut down, or die off, the bluebells fail to bloom. When I was a child, we could pick big bunches of them and there was always a lot more. Now, if you can even find them, it is illegal to pick them.
  • Theresa Dellamato Theresa Dellamato on Apr 13, 2014
    i have tons of these growing in my garden, they are English wood hyacinths. they spread very easily and are gorgeous and smell so good.
  • Joyce Jenkins Joyce Jenkins on Apr 14, 2014
    Joyce JenkinsStamping Ground, KY I am not positive, but it looks like a Yucca plant. It is dark right now or I would go ck. my flowers. I am sure I have a plant like it. If it is, when I was young my grandmother had one, she said it was called Adam and Eve. The stalks grow tall with white blooms. In the dust they look like two people standing there. I'm not joking or making this up. But the one I have so far I guess is not big enough, because I keep looking to see it. I did see it at my grandmothers when I was living with her. So beautiful. But like I said I'm not sure that is what his is. I am sorry this is not a Yucca plant. I went down and took a pic. of mine. The Yucca plants leaves start coming to a point farther up the leaf. Maybe one of the others are right. I saw the other comments so I decided to go out after all. Happy Easter and God bless.
  • Denise Van Hulst Denise Van Hulst on Apr 14, 2014
    I was going to say Yucca. My grandmother had a Yucca growing next to her porch for 30+ years. On second look the leaves of this plant look a little too delicate. I might be a hyacinth but it looks big. When it blooms you might determine it by smell. Yucca plants have an unpleasant smell, Hyacinth smell wonderful.
    • Linda T Linda T on Apr 15, 2014
      @Denise Van Hulst My yuccas have very thick, sharp pointed leaves. Also, much bigger leaves and taller flowers.
  • Barbara Davis Barbara Davis on Apr 14, 2014
    Look like Day Lilly's.
  • Irish Birdie Irish Birdie on Apr 14, 2014
    this wide leave makes me think it's scilla. 14" spike with blue bells at end. I have naturalized it with celadine poppy in medium shade, forrest environment. lovely.
  • Becky Logan Becky Logan on Apr 14, 2014
    Looks like a yucca
  • Connie S Connie S on Apr 14, 2014
    if it's grape hyacinth or spanish bluebells, the plants look very similar growing, leaves, bulbs etc. The only difference you can see is the bloom...here's photo's of both, please let us know which they are, once they are in full bloom. I have them both in Oregon
    • Linda T Linda T on Apr 15, 2014
      @Connie S I Googled Spanish bluebells. I think you are right. I was a 'bit' right, since the genus is hyacinth-something.
  • Leslie Leslie on Apr 14, 2014
    Looks like it could be a type of hyacinth, but the leaves look awfully long next to the tulip. I'm wondering if it might be a type of squill. Be sure to post a picture when they bloom!
  • Katie Price Katie Price on Apr 14, 2014
    Might it be Agapanthus? In the Southeast it grows in Zone 7B-8 and south, but I know there are lots of fairly warm microclimates in the Pacific Northwest where it might flourish.
    • Linda T Linda T on Apr 15, 2014
      @Katie Price Agapanthus looks more like an allium (Decorative onion) and has a ball shaped head of little bells.
  • Dee Cortez Dee Cortez on Apr 14, 2014
    If this plant is about 2-3ft in height and width, it could be what I have. It is called a Peacock Orchid and blooms all summer, off white "orchid" shaped flowers on a log stem. The other picture is what a Yucca Plant looks like when blooming. I own both of these plants.
  • Felicia Edmond Ferragamo Felicia Edmond Ferragamo on Apr 14, 2014
    I have these in my yard and they are called Adam's Needles. They bloom in early June tall white flowers. Same family as yucca.
  • Wendy Ann Short Wendy Ann Short on Apr 15, 2014
    They are Beautiful flowers, Thanks for sharing
  • Pam Schlett Pam Schlett on Apr 15, 2014
    lots of good ideas here but... the leaves look too soft to be a Yucca, and the flower buds don't look right for Agapanthus, plant looks too large next to the tulip to be grape or wood hyacinth or squill, leaves not right for Spiderwort. really need a photo of the open flowers to identify this plant...
  • Linda T Linda T on Apr 15, 2014
    Just Googled scilla. Wikipedia had loads of pics. The above leaves are way too tall, and 'bunched', and the flowers of scilla are only one head, per stalk.
  • Mickey Pesola Mickey Pesola on Apr 15, 2014
    You can find the APP to look at the leaves. This App will help you determine what it is.
  • Kelly Christianson Kelly Christianson on Apr 15, 2014
    It's a Yucca.
  • Kim L Kim L on Apr 15, 2014
    I believe it to be some variety of the daylilly family.
  • Linda T Linda T on Apr 16, 2014
    Oops! I tried to paste a photo, but it keeps disappearing. Must learn how to do it.
  • Irish Birdie Irish Birdie on Apr 22, 2014
    I think the size of the tulip in the photo knocks out the bluebells. Bluebells are half as tall as the scilla. check this out.
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    • Irish Birdie Irish Birdie on Apr 23, 2014
      @Connie S Tough call, Connie! I noticed that my bluebells in front yard have really put on height after blooming. they are fairly dark green here in GA when the sprout goes up and then Nellie bar the door. here, they do remain slightly shorter than the scilla. The scilla put out all the height they are going to get up front, then push the flower stalk up. wish we have a post-blossom photo to compare!
  • Irish Birdie Irish Birdie on Apr 23, 2014
    Very different environment here in ATL. My bluebells put up flower stalks when still pushing out greenery. The scilla always seem like they are not going to bloom as the stalks come up at very end. I did notice the bluebells in my front yard got really tall when and after blooming, so not as short as I thought. wish we had a post-bloom photo!
  • Rose S Rose S on Apr 24, 2014
    It is not Yucca a, it is a hyacinth, larger cousin to Scilla. Small white bulb lets, leaves come out first and then lovely tall Scilla like hyacinths. Enjoy, the are perennial and you will have them for a long time. Divide the bulb let's in the Fall and share with friends and neighbors. :-)
  • Fay Stewart Fay Stewart on Apr 25, 2014
    In Va they are known as Spiderwort, they grow everywhere *L*
    • Linda T Linda T on Apr 27, 2014
      @Fay Stewart Google spiderwort. The plant above is nothing like it. Spiderwort has lots of flower buds at the top of the stalk, along with three short leaves.
  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Apr 26, 2014
    @Teri has this plant bloomed yet? If so, can you post a photo?
  • Meburke Meburke on Apr 26, 2014
    AGAPANTHUS, lovely blue to purple- ish flower called" ?? Of the Nile "too,can't remember now?
  • Meburke Meburke on Apr 26, 2014
    "Or it could very well be a Spiderwort! Mine herein Ilinois is curled more? A little shocked from 2wks ago 's snow& 2recent "frosts"...
  • Irish Birdie Irish Birdie on Apr 27, 2014
    @Douglas Hunt I so agree! @Teri ---we need a photo of the bloom!
  • Fay Stewart Fay Stewart on Apr 27, 2014
    Still looks like what we call spiderwort
    • Linda T Linda T on Apr 28, 2014
      @Fay Stewart If you enlarge your picture, you will see, as I said above, there are smaller leaves at the top of the stalk, just below the flower heads. Teri's plant doesn't have those. If you Google spanish bluebells, you will see many pics of them, including one drawing, of spanish, then hybrid, then english flowers heads.
  • Fay Stewart Fay Stewart on Apr 27, 2014
    They are blooming now, I can another pic tomorrow if it's not raining
  • Helen Helen on Apr 28, 2014
    The foliage looks like my hot red poker plant, Need to see what blooms though :)
  • Susan Susan on Apr 28, 2014
    They look like Grape hyacinth, we have them in Canada, but your photo of them blooming is not quite like our Grape Hyacinth, they should look like minnie Hyacinth flower, I think yours are a spider plant.
  • Felicity Woodruffe Felicity Woodruffe on Apr 28, 2014
    blue bells i have lots and the parks and walks nearby are full of them some varieties are shorter than others mine have flowers and stems 18 or so inches tall but my mothers are half this height we also have pale pink and white ones too
  • Delores Lasky Delores Lasky on Apr 29, 2014
    Gucci plant. They multiply every spring.ok
  • Wendy Aycoth Wendy Aycoth on May 01, 2014
    Enough already, most of you are wrong. These are English bluebells, and now should be in bloom. They are very common in the woods in England, not so well known here. Over here they are called Woods Hyacinth. Agapanthus is a lily with a large round compound flower, blue, but very tall. Grape Hyacinth are only about 6-7" tall and have skinny leaves. These are Bluebells.
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    • Wendy Aycoth Wendy Aycoth on May 02, 2014
      Sorry Connie, my intent was to inform not to be horrible.
  • Meburke Meburke on May 02, 2014
    Wow! Sooo condescending! Really? This is after all a site for people to ? & ask for "help" not to be condescending.P.S. Here in Illinois I have not seen a " bluebell" ...
  • Pam Park Pam Park on May 02, 2014
    also looks like yucca- but spiderwort 'leaves' are soft and the yukka leaves are firm and papery to the touch
  • Leslie Leslie on May 02, 2014
    Can you post an updated picture? Maybe that might help all the confusion:)
  • Linda T Linda T on May 03, 2014
    I Googled them again! Couldn't post pics before, but found out how. So here they are. Spanish bluebells! Click on it to see the full #3.
  • Beatriz Maria Beatriz Maria on May 15, 2014
    Look like one in my son,s garden. Lemon grass but without the flowers
  • Mae Garrels Mae Garrels on Oct 15, 2017
    It could be Spider Plant, solid green variety.....does it get long stems with plant lets on the end? I have the Spider Plant, solid green variety and it looks just like this before it starts to make shoots that grow out with the baby plants on the ends.