Bluebells in February?

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These plants are growing outside in a box and my husband bought them in to show me as my cold is no better and I haven’t been outside because I feel too poorly.

What are they? They look like bluebells but they are not curved over like British ones. They might be Spanish bluebells which grow upright, with thicker stems. But bluebells don’t normally flower till April or May? Also the flowers are sticking out sideways. I guess they are actually a form of hyacinth? They don’t have many bells on them but they do smell like hyacinths. On the other hand they are not like the ones we had on the windowsill and are nothing like grape hyacinths that we sometimes grow in the spring.

So my question is to any gardeners out there…. What are they?

2 thoughts on “Bluebells in February?

  1. They look like Spanish bluebells to me. I’ve got what looks like a couple of them growing in my garden – just stems and leaves, no flowers yet – but some other plants are way ahead of themselves here. Last year’s tulips which I left to die back in their pots are growing great guns!

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