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03/09/2013 at 12:48

Hello

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

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30443.jpg?width=277&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30444.jpg?width=277&height=350&mode=max

 

03/09/2013 at 13:11

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....

03/09/2013 at 13:15

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.

03/09/2013 at 13:24

Are they flowering now Norman?

03/09/2013 at 14:02

liriope muscari?  that flowers in autumn....

03/09/2013 at 14:59

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?

03/09/2013 at 15:35

I was thinking they look like weedy spanish bluebells.

03/09/2013 at 15:55

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.

03/09/2013 at 16:00

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

03/09/2013 at 16:39

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.

03/09/2013 at 17:17

Yes, forget agapanthus and liriope. 

03/09/2013 at 17:37

Bit hard to seee but they look like Tulbaghia to me.

03/09/2013 at 17:38

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?

03/09/2013 at 19:24

Cammassia scilloides perhaps

http://ohioplants.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Camassia-scilloides-raceme.jpg

 

03/09/2013 at 20:48

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.

03/09/2013 at 21:07

Do the leaves smell of Onions? Looking again the flowers do look like Allium flowers.

03/09/2013 at 21:43

Scilla natalensis?

03/09/2013 at 21:51
Whatever they are - i want some ! So pretty!!
04/09/2013 at 09:43

what a teaser! can't wait to know what they really are but reckon you're lucky to have them.

04/09/2013 at 10:28

This beauty is called Prospero autumnale, it's synonym is Scilla autumnalis.

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