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Bellevalia hyacinthoides

Roman hyacinth

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.05m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPale blue
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Bellevalia hyacinthoides (Roman hyacinth). This species is a bulbous perennial. The leaves are medium green, strap-shaped and between 15-45cm long. In the spring racemes of pale blue-purple blooms are produced.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

S Europe, Asia

Interest and use

Rock garden.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You can plant the bulbs about 10cm deep in the autumn in well-drained soil with full sun.

Propagation

You can sow the seeds in a cold frame in the autumn, or you can remove offsets from the mature bulbs in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free.

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