Welcome another spring with Giant Blue Grape Hyacinth flowers. These bulbs produce clusters of charming, fragrant blue-purple blooms that are nicely offset by the dark green foliage. Mature Bellevalia pycnantha stems can be up to 12 inches tall, making them a towering addition to your garden and an excellent cut flower.
These Dutch bulbs are quite popular not only because of their beauty, but also because of their low maintenance. These hearty plants easily adapt to clay, loamy and sandy soil in sunny or semi-shaded areas. Plant these Dutch bulbs in the fall, in a hardiness zone between 5 and 8. Bury your grape hyacinth bulbs about three inches deep. Water generously until the soil is evenly moist, and then sparingly thereafter. After blooming, remove the flowers but keep the leaves intact until they die back naturally.
Giant Blue Grape Hyacinths flourish almost anywhere. In addition to the garden, you can also plant them in the lawn or alongside the house. For superior results, add a touch of bulb fertilizer after the plants finish blooming. Bellevalia pycnantha are mid to late spring bloomers, perfuming the landscape with their sweet scent and attracting butterflies to your yard. Enjoy the spring with these sweetly scented bright blue flowers.