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Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: To about 12 inches (25 cm).
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Light blue/dark violet
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Gophers/Voles
Rabbit Resistant
Squirrels
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2008 Great Plant Picks award winner

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Common names
  • Grape Hyacinth

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Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-03-24
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-03-24
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Date: 2017-04-21
Location: My Garden, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2017-05-13
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2017-04-02

Date: 2009-03-26
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2021-03-30
Location: Botanical garden of Barcelona (Spain)
Date: 2022-04-16
Location: critter's yarden
Date: 2012-03-20
love the bicolor blooms!
Location: Clymer,PA
Date: 04/25/2018
Location: my home, Zone 7A, NC
Date: 2011-12-06
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2012-04-04

On display at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsbur

Date: 2018-04-12
Honeybee foraging nectar from it
Location: Wiesbaden - Germany
Date: March 24th 2013
flower bud
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2017-04-02
Photo by DianeSeeds
Location: Botanical Garden of Barcelona
Location: Botanical Garden of Barcelona
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2012-04-01

Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
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Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
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Date: 2018-04-12
On display at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsbur

Date: 2008-03-16
Location: Wiesbaden - Germany
Date: March 24th 2013
flower bud

Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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Location: Lucketts, Loudoun County, Virginia
Date: 2012-03-23
Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.
Date: 2010-05-08

Date: 2005-04-12
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Comments:
  • Posted by critterologist (Frederick, MD - Zone 6b) on Apr 8, 2012 11:27 PM concerning plant:
    Definitely different from the common "grape hyacinths" (M. armeniacum). These are taller, with larger strap-like leaves (not grassy looking). In my garden, they don't increase well. In fact, they tend to decline in number over time.
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