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Brimeura amethystina

Synonym(s) Hyacinthus amethystinus
Common name Spanish hyacinth
Family hyacinthaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z6-7)
Flowers blue, sometimes white (spring-early summer)
Size 6"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil

Bulb with narrow grassy leaves and blue flowers shaped like flared-out bells. It is native to southern Europe, but may be hardy in Pennsylvania, if I provide well-drained conditions. Reportedly takes quite a number of years to reach blooming size from seed. We have just first-year seedlings (started 2011) for now.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '05 trade. Baggy 70F (24d) - 75F (5d). No G
  2. Seed from '10 trade. Baggy 70F (71%G, 23-60d). No top growth developed; planted some in a pot, returned rest in baggy to 35F (4w) - 70F (4w). Still no top growth. Set pot outside, where top growth developed after the weather turned warm
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (41%G, 17-80d). Again no top growth development indoors
  4. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (40%G, 19d-20w). Set pots outside hoping for top growth development

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