Flower Friday: Blue Wood Hyacinth #FlowerFriday #Perennials #Flowers #SpanishBluebells #BlueWoodHyacinth

I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to begin sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!


It’s been a long time since the last Flower Friday! Last time I shared: Mountain Mint, Swallowtail, and Zinnias

Here are all 2019 shares:


Today’s share:

Blue Wood Hyacinth

This is an exciting share for me today because the flowers just magically popped up. I honestly don’t even remember planting these.

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We have a fenced in pasture area where I’ve planted multiple perennials including lilies, irises, and sedums. These are just around the corner from the winter rose I’ve shared a few times — leading into the woods, so it gets some sun and shade.

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These have interesting flower stalks with drooping blue to purple bell-shaped flowers. The leaves are long and spiky.

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It took me some time to identify it online. At first glance it reminded me of corydalis, or beardstongue. Hyacinth did cross my mind because of the stalk shape, but I was skeptical. Surprisingly, it turns out to be in the hyacinth family. This variety is quite commonly naturalized to woodland areas. These are also known as Spanish bluebells.

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It’s still a bit chilly here. We’ve had a cold spring and there still isn’t a lot of color out there yet. These were a wonderful surprise!


Plant facts:

  • Blue Wood Hyacinth
  • Botanical Name: Hyacinthoides hispanica
  • Perennial- zones 3-8
  • Spring blooming
  • Native to Spain, Portugal, and Northwest Africa

Thanks for checking out Flower Friday! Have a wonderful weekend!

🧡 Mischenko

22 thoughts on “Flower Friday: Blue Wood Hyacinth #FlowerFriday #Perennials #Flowers #SpanishBluebells #BlueWoodHyacinth

  1. I love these – and what a nice surprise they came up! I’m giving bulbs another try after planting nine different types years ago and not one making an appearance. I got some iris bulbs from a friend, so we’ll see what happens.

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  2. starjustin

    Interesting! The tops look just like the regular hyacinths but they open into bells. Wonder if they come in the other normal colors for hyacinths.
    Nice share Jen! 💐

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  3. These are so pretty, M, and what a special surprise! I planted what were labeled wood hyacinth at my old house and mine looked smaller than these. They never took off or did very well but I don’t seem to have good luck with bulbs thanks to all my yard critters! ❤️

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    1. The critters are horrible with bulbs! I think what saves a lot of our perennials like this is the fact that they’re in the woods where there are lots of roots webbed all around underground. I don’t even remember planting these. There’s another one coming up tomorrow that I didn’t plant either! So weird. Thanks, Jen. 💜

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