Common Names: Brimeura, Spanish Hyacinth Life Cycle: Hardy bulb. Height: 6 inches (15 cm). Native: Southern Europe and Mediterranean islands. Family: Asparagaceae.
Growing Region: Zones 3 to 8. Flowers: Mid to Late spring. Flower Details: Blue. Bell-shaped. Foliage: Herbaceous. Lance-shaped. Narrow.
Sow Outside: Usually grown from bulbs.
Seed: cover. Early spring in flats. Bring indoors in the winter. Transplant to final location in the spring.
Bulbs: 4 inches (10 cm). Autumn. Spacing 3 to 4 inches (7 to 10 cm). Sow Inside: Temperature 60°F (16°C). Late in the winter, one year in advance. Transplant outdoors the following year following the last.
Requirements: Full sunlight or partial shade. Good drainage. Humus rich soil, limy soil. Fertilise in the spring. Regular watering during dry periods. In the autumn mulch with manure. Remove leaves once they have completely died. Requires division every three years or so to maintain vigour. Propagate: Brimeura bulbs can be divided towards the end of summer.