Sunday, February 18, 2007

What is this?


It just popped up in the middle of my growing
pile of leaves. It looks like its going to bloom
purple.
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4 Comments:

Blogger Annie in Austin said...

Hiya Amy,
Once the florets open it should be obvious, but from the way it looks in you photo right now, my guess is it's an old Hyacinth, especially if you didn't plant it yourself. When the bulbs are new, for the first spring they usually have big flower heads and lots of fragrance... but dwindle in succeeding years.

Some people can get Hyacinth bulbs to stay pumped and keep making big blooms, but it takes just the right combination of soil, feeding, water and weather. Also, I've read garden articles whose authors prefer the smaller and more natural look of the hyacinths as they age.

Of course since I'm long-distance guessing, this could turn out to be another of the early spring bulbs once it opens fully!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

6:46 PM  
Blogger OldRoses said...

I agree with Annie. It's a hyacinth of some sort. It looks a lot like my wood hyacinths. Here's a link to a picture in a catalog of them.

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually it looks like Litrope to me . I have a bunch of it out here I'm not not certain though

9:26 AM  
Blogger A Softer Side said...

It is a hyacinth. We have tons of the here (I am a bit north of you). They - along with the crocus and daffodils are usually my first bloomers.

10:07 AM  

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