Cyanella hyacinthoides L.

Lady's Hand

Family: Tecophilaeaceae

Genus: Cyanella

Category: Bulb

Size: To 12" tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Blue to purple flowers on racemes, with yellow centers. Similar to a hyacinth but the flowers are much less dense.. Fragrant. Wide linear basal leaves.


Published in Gen. Pl., ed. 5. 149 in 1754.

Synonym Cyanella capensis L.

Native to the Cape of Good Hope.

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