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Can anyone identify the plant in the photos?
Initially I thught they were Muscari but they were later, taller and more delicate in structure. I've no recollection of acquiring them and I think they were in the pot seeral years before they flowered
they look rather like agapanthus - mine toojk several years to flower - but they look like they have more flower buds down the stem and agapanthus only have one glorious head per stem as far as I know....
I don't think they're agapanthus, I'll have a look in my bulb book. They look a bit familiar but they're nothing I grow.
Are they flowering now Norman?
liriope muscari? that flowers in autumn....
Liriope has much tighter flower heads and mine is nowhere near flowering, this one looks as though it's going over.
Norman hasn't comeback on the time question and I can't ID anything in the background to get a clue can you gg?
I was thinking they look like weedy spanish bluebells.
Sorry not to have stayed on line, thanks for the posts. Fidgetbones, I don't think they are Spanish bluebells if they are the ones supposed to be taking over from the natives. These have a much more "all-round" flower than any bluebells I have seen. Checking the photo, it was taken mid June, after all my normal Muscari had finished, and yes, nutcutlet, they were going over. The area is S.W Scotland and Spring was pretty late with us.
These might be a muscari Norman, but not the usual one.
Check on responses later on, there are other plant ID people on the forum that aren't around at the moment. Someone is sure to recognise it
Thanks nutcutlet. I note your comment about m.liriiope having tighter flowers and these are much more open than my muscari. They are also hardy so that should rule out any agapanthus ideas. I'll check back later.
Yes, forget agapanthus and liriope.
Bit hard to seee but they look like Tulbaghia to me.
There's a bit of a pong to the leaves of those isn't there Berghill? Can you check for that Norman or has it died away?
Cammassia scilloides perhaps
Thanks nutcutlet. I note your comment about m.liriiope having tighter flowers and these are much more open than my muscari. They are also hardy so that should rule out any agapanthus ideas. Hello Berghill, th epicture I saw of tulbaghia looked as if all the florets came from one level, like alliums, mine have a definite spike with a fuller shape than addict's suggested cammassia has. I appreciate everyone's interest.
Do the leaves smell of Onions? Looking again the flowers do look like Allium flowers.
what a teaser! can't wait to know what they really are but reckon you're lucky to have them.
This beauty is called Prospero autumnale, it's synonym is Scilla autumnalis.