Hyacinthus amethystinus / Brimeura amethystine

("Hyacinth of Spain / Hyacinth of the Pyrenes")

Hyacinthus amethystinus / Brimeura amethystine

This plant is very similar to the Spanish bluebells (H. hispanica) and has at least 20 tube-shape flowers dangling from one stalk.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Late Spring - Early Summer

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full or partial shade

What Color Will the Flower Be?

The species itself is light blue, Hyacinthus amethystinus 'Albus' is white

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

3 in / 8 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

4 in / 10 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

6-8 in / 15-20 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

In flower beds, borders and for naturalized areas.

What Should I Do After Flowering?

If you want them to bloom again next year the foliage must be allowed to die back on its own and will require consistent moisture while it does. (Some companion perennial plants like ferns or hostas will hide the dying foliage well). Once the clump becomes overgrown you will notice that it will produce fewer and smaller flowers and weaker and smaller leaves. Simply dig up the bulbs when the foliage has almost died down. Divide, respace and replant them right away and they are good to perform for another 3-4 years.

Other Popular Varieties

(Besides the species itself); 'Albus' (white).

About the Family

Hyacinthus Family

Native to the Eastern Mediterranean region, west Iran and Turkmenistan.

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