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Camassia scilloides 
Wild Hyacinth

Item #: 3072
Category: Wildflowers
Habit: Perennial
Bloom: Mar-May
Height: 1-2'
Planting Rates: 20 sq. ft.

1 pkt. - $6.00



Soil Moisture

Sand Loam Clay Caliche  Full  Partial Dappled Shade
 X    X    X        X    X    X        Medium 



for more info see Related Books
  Wildflowers of Texas
  Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country
  Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region


The Wild Blue Hyacinth doesn't look like any Hyacinth you've seen in a bulb catalog! For one thing, it's much taller, and the blossoms are more delicate in color, ranging from lavender to pale blue. The sight of them growing on the prairie in the spring is memorable! Their native habitat is moist but well drained sand, loam, clay or even limestone soil. On the prairie, you see them growing in swales and seasonal run-off areas. In Texas, their natural range is the Edwards Plateau to the Red River and east. However, they grow north and east all the way to Ontario, Canada.

Beautiful blooms of Wild Hyacinth (all photos on this page) by William Freiheit LLELA


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