Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
Gerald L. Klingaman
Charming small bulbous plants that are among the first of all garden plants to bloom in spring. The short tapering leaves precede the thin flowers stems which divide at the top into clusters of up to three star-shaped blue flowers with white centers. Foliage remains for a few weeks after the spring blooming before withering and the plant goes dormant by early summer.
Native to Turkey, this bulb should be planted in sun or part shade exposures in fertile, well drained soil. It will grow and multiply under shrubs and trees, provided it has good moisture. It often self-sows to form large colonies. It is wonderful for naturalizing in lawns, on slopes, or in rock gardens. The plants are deer-proof.
9 - 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
3"-8" / 7.6cm - 20.3cm
2"-4" / 5.1cm - 10.2cm
Early Spring, Late Winter
Drought, Soil Compaction
Container, Lawns and Turf, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower
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