Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Why are they called Bluebells when They Are Pink?

Scilla campanulata (Endymion, Hyacinthoides)
Spanish Blue-Bells, Wood Hyacinths

Years ago I planted a bag of Spanish Bluebells.
The only survivors are pink bells.

You can see that each bulb multiplied, in dry shade under a Live Oak.
They are sweet little flowers, requiring a close look to appreciate.


  1. I have bluebells as well. The foliage has been up for a while but not a sign of the flowers.

  2. Most of my "bluebells" are also pink or white rather than blue. Maybe we need a better name for them...


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