Genus of 3 species of bulbous plants, native to Europe and North America, very similar to the Genus Scilla. Hyacinthoides species feature oblong leaves and bell-shaped, violet-blue flowers borne in erect inflorescences in spring.
Latin name: Hyacinthoides hispanica
Plant the bulbs in spring, at a depth of 10 cm (4 inches), in fertile, moist, well-drained soils, in shaded or partly shaded sites.
Plant in rock gardens, in flowerpots and arrangements.
Propagated by bulblets.
No disease problems.
Large (2cm) pendent flowers in erect, sparse inflorescences in spring.