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Name that plant!

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GingerKitCat Sun 02-Apr-17 20:36:29

Can anyone tell me what this is? The photo makes it look white but its actually a delicate ice blue.

Apologies in advance if it's something obvious (I'm tired!). I spotted it on my walk home and was quite taken by it grin

MrsBertBibby Sun 02-Apr-17 22:52:36

We have some we put in last autumn, but I can't remember their name. Pretty things!

incogKNEEto Sun 02-Apr-17 22:59:59

Triteleia? Spring stars maybe?

JeNeSuisPasVotreMiel Mon 03-Apr-17 06:36:57

Can't remember either but it's very nice.

Veronicat Mon 03-Apr-17 06:45:47

I think it's a whisley blue spring star.
They're related to the onion plant.
Really pretty things.

JT05 Mon 03-Apr-17 06:59:40

They look like Chinonodoxia, a lovely spreading bulb. We have them in blue, but you can get them in white. They pop up all over the place, a bit like crocus.

MattBerrysHair Mon 03-Apr-17 07:17:06

Chionadoxa forbesii I think.

JT05 Mon 03-Apr-17 08:12:10

Oops my spelling spread as well! grin

Trethew Mon 03-Apr-17 09:43:07

Ipheion uniflorum

bookbook Mon 03-Apr-17 10:09:59

yes - I think Veronica and Trtehew may have it - chinodoxa ( or at least mine) have multiple flowers along the stem- not just one ,

MaudOnceMore Mon 03-Apr-17 10:11:51

I think triteleia, too.

bookbook Mon 03-Apr-17 10:16:30

I have just bought some Trieleia ( Queen Fabiola) corms from Aldi for 99p - it says summer flowering , July -October -?

bookbook Mon 03-Apr-17 10:16:52


shovetheholly Mon 03-Apr-17 10:40:51

I agree with trethew and book! Common name is the spring starflower, which sounds lovely!

Trethew Mon 03-Apr-17 10:42:18

absolutely book, ipheion has one flower per stem whereas chionodoxa has more. Both have six petals but the chionodoxa's are evenly around the centre and the ipheion's have a sort of three on three arrangement

GingerKitCat Mon 03-Apr-17 13:37:35

Glad to have inspired a debate! I've never seen it before but may have to get my mitts on some now grin

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