Wood Hyacinths Blooming (pics)

newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)May 9, 2011

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kelly_green(z4 CO)

Those are nice, Rita! Are those lilies coming in front of them?

    Bookmark   May 9, 2011 at 6:41PM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

Yes, there are plenty of lilies in there amound the roses, bulbs and Wood Hyacinths.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2011 at 8:43PM
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pippi21(Z7 Silver Spring, Md.)

Those are beauties..I've been thinking of planting them but how long do the blooms last and how long does it take for the foliage to die back? A new gardening friend plants Virginia Bluebells and she said they go dormant after blooming and return the next year. Beauties..I think Gardenweed has some like them. See her pictures.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2011 at 10:19PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Those are so pretty Rita. I love the pink tulips with them in your last photo. What a piece of heaven.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 1:59AM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

These are Hyacinthoides hispanica, aka Spanish bluebells, and if your climate suits them they will grow like crazy. Some people find they are a bit too successful so I'd assess your climate and preferred gardening style before weighing up whether to introduce them. Read the last post at the link.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bluebells

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 5:10AM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

They are very pretty but invasive for me.

They grow so thickly that their leaves smother out more desirable plants like ferns, hostas and huecheras. They seed and divide themselves. They crowd up into the crowns of shrubs and I've even lost a Caryopteris because they smothered it's crown. I never planted them, they were here when we bought the house under the lawn we removed to make flower beds.

I've dug clumps that had a hundred bulbs all touching, looked like a nest of turtle eggs and they are deep.

I've been culling them for a decade now and haven't really reduced them at all...

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 11:43AM
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