Grape Hyacinth is the most cultivated variety of hyacinth, with bell-shaped, cobalt blue flowers whose tiny petals are dipped in a touch of white. They are an heirloom bulb variety that will naturalize easily. Their vibrant blue flowers look great in borders, and rock gardens, sprinkled on the edge of lawn spaces or woodland areas.
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Perennial, zones 3-9
Bulb Planting Depth: 3”
Spacing: 12 bulbs per square foot, 3-4" apart
Light Needs: Full sun to light shade
Soil Needs: Average to fertile, moist well-drained
Bloom Time: Mid spring
Uses: Flower beds, rock gardens, containers, cut flowers, wild gardens, and naturalizing, under trees and shrubs, on the edges of woods or garden spaces, deer resistant
Care: Amend soil with compost before planting bulbs. Feed with a granular flower bulb fertilizer at planting time or in the spring when the leaves emerge. Cut back spent flowers and allow foliage to die back naturally before removing it (4-6 weeks after flowering). Will continue to multiply each year and can be split every few years.
Field Photo by Morgan Starfox