A shovel full of these bluebell bulbs were given to me over twenty years ago.
I had seen them growing at the base of an old tree, so planted mine in a similar manner. After noticing the leaf blades had been nibbled by wildlife, I moved my remaining bulbs into a fenced area. There they not only thrived, but multiplied profusely. I am now inundated with bluebells.
Somewhere along the line, I acquired what I called white bluebells – it sounds like an oxymoron! Shouldn’t they be called white bells?
Or are they really lily-of-the-valley flowers?
Therefore, I decided it was time to look them up. True Lily-of-the-valley flowers have significantly wider leaf blades, so I do not have those. Surprisingly, there really are (off) white bluebells, and they are not albinos! Online, I found many photos of bluebells that were drooping over. My bluebell flowers are definitely erect, and I concluded they must be Spanish bluebells. There is something similar called a Harebell, but that blooms in summertime, and is a different flower.