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Carpeting the garden with starry flowers very early in the year, this little bulb from Turkey is wonderful for massing in borders and lawns. Hardy and self-reliant, it produces clusters of four to 12 deep blue blooms atop short leafless stems in late winter and early spring. The flowers have a small white eye. Two grass-like leaves emerge with the blooms, going dormant within a few weeks. The flowers and leaves grow from small rounded bulbs covered with brown tunics. Plants often self-sow to form large colonies. Cultivars include 'Alba', with pure dazzling white flowers.
This little charmer likes well-drained, humus-rich soil and full to partial sun. Plant the bulbs at a depth of two or three times their height. They are excellent for massing in turf, shrub plantings, perennial borders, and woodland edges. They can also be forced in pots for winter bloom. This plant is not bothered by deer or rodents.
12 - 1
3 - 9
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
Full Sun, Partial Sun
4"-8" / 10.2cm - 20.3cm
3"-4" / 7.6cm - 10.2cm
Early Spring, Late Winter
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
White, Blue, Blue Violet
Container, Lawns and Turf, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower
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