The Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides Hispanica) is the native bluebell to the Iberian peninsula. It was introduced to the UK around 300 years ago and has since spread and hybridised with the British native bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) . The Spanish is distinguished from the non-scripta by having larger and paler blue flowers, and do not droop to one side. They also have very little scent compared to the strong fragrance of our Northern species. Whichever bluebell you have in the garden now is the time to visit our woodlands to view the native bluebell in their full splendour.