Ann S
Ann S
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  • Kalamazoo, MI
Asked on Sep 8, 2012

What is this flowers name, this is one of the few flowers left still not sure of yet?

Kimberly Saxton ScruggsGill.brown63Irene
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Answered

It blooms in the spring/early summer!
Not sure of the purple one?
Not sure of the purple one?
Close up of it!
Close up of it!
21 answers
  • Ann S
    on Sep 9, 2012

    I love these they are so pretty! They came with the house too!

  • Vicki
    on Sep 9, 2012

    i think it is Wood Hyacinth????? I have those in different colors of pink, blue. purple, white.....they spreads more pretty flowers every year

  • Ellen H
    on Sep 9, 2012

    Spanish bluebells, in the hyacinth family. I have some too that came with the house. They bloom pretty early here in Alabama.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Sep 9, 2012

    Yes, Spanish bluebells, Hyacinthoides hispanica. If happy they will slowly naturalize, but if you want to help them along, it will soon be time to plant more bulbs.

    • Judy
      on Oct 17, 2014

      @Douglas Hunt Don't remember but I'm sure you're right.....you usually are....All I know for sure is that they're very pretty & I really like them.

  • Ann S
    on Sep 9, 2012

    Thanks everyone, Douglas don't they multiply so can divide them in spring?

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Sep 10, 2012

    They multiply slowly, Ann. Eventually you may be able to dig up the bulbs and divide them, but if you want more sooner you'd need to plant more bulbs.

  • Ann S
    on Sep 10, 2012

    Ok thanks for the info Douglas, your a big help & I really appreciate it a lot!

  • Mark Hopple
    on May 30, 2014

    wood hyacinth

  • Judy Parkey
    on May 30, 2014

    Mine haven't multiplied like I thought they would but they have come back for...the past 15 years or so? I agree with Douglas Hunt...plant more. I have bought others but they haven't been as tall as the first ones I bought.

  • Angie W
    on Jun 10, 2014

    Douglas has never failed to know a flower.....Thanks Doug !

  • Wanda sinnema
    on Jun 22, 2014

    everyone is right..they can be a bit invasive..... in a mini bulb gets dropped on the soil..... and get covered up.. they are a wildflower in lots of wooded areas here in Washington...

  • Sandy B
    on Aug 6, 2014

    Mine multiplied, but very slow, it didn't become invasive at all.

  • Patti Faust
    on Aug 7, 2014

    What are the flowers behind the bluebells?

    • Wanda sinnema
      on Aug 7, 2014

      @Patti Faust WYGELIA,,,,, many varieties,,,,, and colors.. a fav or mine has striking dark rose blooms and more of a maroon foliage variety: WINE AND ROSES.....gorw into a nice shrub that blooms late spring earl summer, depending on the area

  • Wanda sinnema
    on Aug 7, 2014

    Doug is correct,,,, as usual....... they also come in white.. if you snip a stem,, the sap is kind of slime like.........

  • Marianne Cerrito
    on Sep 7, 2014

    I have them in NJ-- they are invasive... They grow through my ivy patch & hard to get rid of

  • Sue
    on Sep 25, 2014

    These could be Scottish Bluebells. They are 8 to 12" tall.

  • Mandy Princess Boden
    on Oct 11, 2014

    Look like blue bells to me

  • The Blooming Gardener
    on Oct 11, 2014

    UK is having problems with this plant: "An aggressive hybrid (Hyacinthoides x massartiana) - is the product of cross-breeding between the native bluebell (English) and the Spanish variety (Hyacinthoides hispanica)" They want their English Bluebell back!! I try to use Spanish Bluebells sparingly here and use USA native Virginia Bluebell. I DO really like the Spanish Bluebell, but generally try to support using non invasive plants whenever I can.

  • Irene
    on Oct 11, 2014

    it is against the law to dig up Bluebells in Scotland

    • Fern Allen
      on Nov 17, 2014

      @Irene Do you live in Scotland my mother was from there and would like to know of some of the native plants you can reply to REVFALLEN@aol.com if you can

  • Gill.brown63
    on Mar 2, 2015

    Blue bell for sure

  • Kimberly Saxton Scruggs
    on Mar 3, 2015

    Looks like Virginia Bluebells. If they are, they bloom in early Spring, just before some daffodils and die back until next year. I had some planted around my hostas as when the bluebells died back you wouldn't see their old leaves. They have a dark brown fleshy root/tuber that can be gently dug up and put somewhere else. Love their fragrance!

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