grape hyacinth, Armenian grape hyacinth
Small, perennial, early spring-flowering bulb to about 20 cm tall. Slightly fragrant blue, purple or white flowers in dense 5 cm long spikes, resembling clusters of upside-down grapes. Narrow, linear leaves appear in autumn and die down in summer after which they can be removed. Reproduces by offsets from the main bulb and seed dispersal.
Occurs naturally in forests and meadows of Eastern Mediterranean regions.
Prefers full sun or partial shade and well drained soil. Generally trouble-free, but susceptible to root rot in wet sites. Divide large clumps in summer.
Looks great when planted in groups.
Type of plantHerbaceous - Perennial Other
Sizeto 20 cm tall
Landscape Usewoodland gardens, rock gardens, mass planting in borders, beds or under deciduous trees, containers
- Temperature: Hardy
- Light: Medium High
- Moisture: Medium
- Soil: Medium
- Wind tolerance: Average