Bellevalia paradoxa (Fisch. & C.A.Mey.) Boiss.

Grape Hyacinth

Family: Asparagaceae

Genus: Bellevalia

Category: Bulb

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: To 12" tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Deep blue flowers on conical racemes to 12" tall in spring. Foliage stiffer and wide than Muscari armeniacum.


Published in Fl. Orient. (Boissier) 5: 308 in 1884.

Basionym Hyacinthus paradoxus Fisch. & C.A.Mey.

Synonyms Muscari paradoxum (Fisch. & C.A.Mey.) K.Koch, Pseudomuscari paradoxum (Fisch. & C.A.Mey.) Garbari, Bellevalia pycnantha (K.Koch) Losinsk.

Note Tropicos shows Pseudomuscari paradoxum as the accepted name.

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