(Hyacinthaceae/Liliaceae). Hyacinth of Peru. Genus of about 90 species of mainly spring and summer flowering bulbs, clump-forming, semi-evergreen, bulbous perennial. Found in a range of habitats including subalpine meadows, rocky slopes, woodland and sea shores in Europe, southern Africa and Asia. They are grown for their terminal racemes or corymbs of small, usually blue, star shaped flowers in June. Most have leaves in basal clusters, semi-erect, linear to elliptic sometimes channelled. Naturalize under trees and shrubs or in grass.
Moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. S. peruviana does not have a dormant period. Eventual Ht 30cm/1'. Plants sold in 9cm pots