~ English Wood Hyacinth ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

Several years ago, after unsuccessful attempts to add Bluebells to my gardens,  I tried out what Breck’s calls English Wood Hyacinth (Hyacinthoides hispanica) and they have spread nicely, creating a splash of lavender, pink and white in the gardens at a time when many other bulbs are either finished blooming or not quite open yet!


Wood Hyacinth + Columbine, Iberis (candytuft), Dicentra (bleeding heart)

The invitation to share a vase of what’s blooming in our gardens comes from Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.

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16 Responses to ~ English Wood Hyacinth ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

  1. What pretty hues of purple and pink!

  2. Olga says:

    So lovely! I see you added a bleeding heart also. 🙂

  3. I could never get English bluebells to grow here either and the Wood Hyacinths seem to have faded too….but I love yours in the vase with the columbine and a few other lovely spring blooms…great blooms and colors in a vase for spring!

  4. Cathy says:

    Such a pretty aquilegia with the mixed ‘wood hyacinths’ – in the UK the latter would be called Spanish bluebells and are to be avoided because they infiltrate colonies of the native bluebells. Aquilegia are not quite blooming here but some are just coming into bud

    • Lindy Le Coq says:

      For some reason the aquilegia that have naturalized in my yard are the purple ones! Not sure why it is so difficult to get Virginia or English Bluebells to thrive here, but the wood hyacinth fill in the void without being invasive. Cheers to gardens!

      • Cathy says:

        Same here with the aquilegia, generally – perhaps to do with the original strain perhaps? I don’t know, just conjecturing

  5. Cathy says:

    Sorry, I also meant to say thank you for joining In a Vase on Monday – it is lovely to have you here 🙂

  6. Kris P says:

    Your wood hyacinths look so much more robust than the ones I had before a combination of heat and drought seem to have caused them to give out altogether. Clearly they do better in the PNW than in SoCal!

  7. Thanks for this splash of color

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