Dwarf spring flowering bulbs mostly from the Mediterranean region but they spread across Asia Minor and reach Afghanistan also.
They make bulbs like small hyacrinths, and as a rule the prostrate foliage consists of 4-6 narrow leaves. These are present with the March and April flowers which are usually blue, purple, white or a combination of these, each bell, again like a small hyacinth being held on a short flower stalk.
Cultivation is in a well drained, fertile, loam soil in a sunny spot, or in a pot under glass if you wish early flowering, they are however totally hardy here.
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