PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).

Brimeura amethystina AGM
Amethyst hyacinth, Spanish hyacinth
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Type/Hardiness Bulbous perennial, Hardy
Flowering period Spring
Height 8in/20cm
Light preference Sun, Part shade
Soil preference Any, free-draining
Sowing time/depth Any, but autumn recommended, 0.2in/5mm
The delicate, pale blue, nodding bells of this pretty bulbous plant are fragrant and much loved by butterflies. Although the common name refers to it as a hyacinth, it is in fact only distantly related. NOTE: Not to be confused with the Spanish bluebell, which is a thug and is threatening our English bluebell. However, being native in the range from the Pyrenees to NE Spain, this pretty wildflower does have Spanish blood (or sap!).

I was given just a few seeds, and as of June 2016 have just spied the first flower after a three year wait. I hope to be able to offer seeds in the future but doubt that the plants will produce enough for some time.

Sowing and/or growing instructions
Seed can be sown at any time, but a cold spell is likely to aid germination, so autumn is recommended. Sow .2in/5mm deep, in modules containing a good quality, slightly gritty compost, in a cold frame, planting out when developed enough not to get lost in the flower beds. Clumps can be divided when dormant.
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