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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    Cascading blue flowers on arching stems slowly naturalize in the garden.

    Latin Name

    Hyacinthoides non-scripta


    Family

    Asparagaceae


    Type of Plant

    Bulbs

    Bloom Season

    April - May


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 1.5'
    Max Spread: 0.5'

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tolerances

  • Black Walnut
  • Heavy Shade

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest
    Harmful to pets

    Colors


    Native Range

    Western Europe


    History

    These delicate flowers were first cultivated for the garden in 1200.


    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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