A young bulb exhibits that to-die-for blue:
Seeds are larger than I expected. They will germinate the following spring after a cold winter.
March 27, 06
Planted with pea gravel on top. Love the contrast of blue and white (pea gravel) April 5, 06.
Seeds from last year sprout into little clumps that, given time, will ensure an ocean of blue for years.
VanDusen Botanical Garden - Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Blooming mid-April, zone 5a
Taken: 3-17. Foliage and flower buds emerging from the ground.
Shown with violet crocus and yellow mini-daffodils.
The color is true blue with a hint of turquoise. Definitely not periwinkle.