Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Wildflower Wednesday--Wild Hyacinth
Wild hyacinth (Camassia scilloides): native to North America with distribution from Ontario, Canada, down through the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic all the way to the Southeast and Texas. According to the USDA, it's endangered in Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
Here, it has been the star of the new south border. Its blooms are white shaded with the slightest hint of lavender.
As one of many new residents in this border, it's been the only one blooming this spring (which is not surprising).
It's been easy to grow and easy to love...takes part sun and average to dry soil, hardy in zones 4-8, reaching around 18" tall.