Brimeura is a hardy bulb that flowers in the late spring.
They are usually called by their genus name, though they are occasionally referred to as the Spanish Hyacinth.
They have bell like flowers of blue that rest a top 15 cm (6 inch) stems.
They are a native of Europe and are great plants for rockeries or for natural flower gardens.
Latin names include the bluebell-like Brimeura amethystina.
Brimeura bulbs should be planted at a depth of 7 to 15 cm (shallow for heavy soils; deep for lighter soils) in the autumn.
If you plan to grow Brimeura from seeds indoor then they should be sown in the late winter, just covered and kept at about 17 degrees Celsius.
They normally take between one to two months to germinate. Seedlings should be grown for a year then transplanted outside after the last frost of spring with a spacing of around 10 cm.
Brimeura plants like to grow in sunny gardens, though they will tolerate partial shaded areas; plants prefer limy drained soils.
Brimeura amethystina photograph by Peganum.
Brimeura should be fertilized in the spring and well watered in dry weather.
To stop the plant from rotting it is best to remove dead leaves, the plants can be divided if they become to large.
em>Brimeura fastigiata by Matteo Paolo Tauriello.
The Brimeura genus includes around 3 species.
Yes, Brimeura plants with their bell-shaped flowers add a charming touch to rock gardens and borders.
Brimeura amethystina (Amethyst Hyacinth) is the most popular species grown by gardeners.
No, Brimeura plants are not known for their fragrance, but they offer attractive blooms.
Brimeura prefers a location with full sun and well-drained soil.
Presently, Brimeura is not considered invasive in the USA.
Remove Brimeura by digging up the bulbs, making sure all parts are removed to prevent regrowth.
Brimeura is a small genus within the Asparagaceae family, native to Southern Europe. These bulbous perennials are known for their bell-shaped, hyacinth-like flowers that bloom in late spring to early summer.
To successfully grow Brimeura, plant them in a sunny or partly shaded location with well-drained soil. They can tolerate a wide range of soils and prefer cooler conditions. Plant the bulbs in the fall and water them regularly during the growing season, but less so once the leaves have died back.