This popular species blooms early, in March in some areas, with turquoise blue frilled bells with indigo stripes on noticeably tubby flowers. They self-sow freely, providing more flowers to enjoy the following year, grape hyacinths being hardy, easy to grow, and having long-lasting blooms.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:Grape hyacinth
Packet Content:30+ (Approx)