Native to Eurasia, their blue flowers resemble bunches of grapes - hence their name. Actually, they are not Hyacinths but Lilies!
Be sure to order and plant some this fall if your garden doesn't have any yet.
I have planted other colors and other color combination varieties from mail-order catalogs over the years, but these are the ones that persist and multiply into the lawn.
Grape Hyacinths are hardy in zones 3 to 9.
Here they are under trees where the shade is very dense in the summer.
Still they do their wonderful spring-thing!
Plant them and just wait for them to naturalize and spread
all over the garden, greeting spring year after year.
|Desmanthus native range -|
|Desmanthus seedpod in August|
|Great Plains Nature Center|
|Monrovia's new Windcliff Fragrant Pachysandra axillaris|
|Crinum bulbs from Dutch Touch in Olathe Kansas|
|Crinums at an old home site from A. L. Sisk at http://www.crinum.us/|
|Crimun Liberty Bells - Marcelle's Crinums East TX|
|Crinum Walter Flory - Southern Bulb Company|
|Seedlings in strawberry boxes|
The light was insufficient, they were too wet and crowded.
|seedlings under lights|
|Camellia kanjaro - Greenleaf Nursery|
| fall blooming Camellia sasanqua Han Jiman |
photo courtesy of Greenleaf Nursery