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Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'

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Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Hyacinthoides (hy-uh-sin-THOY-deez) (Info)
Species: hispanica (his-PAN-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Excelsior

Synonym:Endymion campanulatus
Synonym:Endymion hispanicus
Synonym:Hyacinthoides non-scripta subsp. hispanica
Synonym:Hyacinthoides racemosa
Synonym:Scilla hispanica

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Bulbs

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pink
Medium Blue
Blue-Violet
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive vossner On Mar 18, 2012, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Some years ago I planted in heavy, unamended clay and they did absolutely nothing. last Fall I planted in prime, amended soil and they are coming up very well. I hope, as others have experienced, that they don't take over my garden.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lake Forest, Illinois
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Greensboro, North Carolina
East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Summerville, South Carolina
Pecan Grove, Texas
Kalama, Washington



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