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Grape Hyacinths

Grape hyacinths are one of the "minor" bulbs to plant in fall for early to mid spring bloom, good interplanted with daffodils or massed in drifts.  Generally flower spikes are 6 to 8in. high.  Match the selection with the description.  Answers are at the bottom. 

1. armeniacum a. cobalt blue, heirloom from 1877
2. 'Blue Spike' b. pale blue almost white version of armeniacum
3. 'Saffier' c. double, flax-blue mutation of armeniacum
4. 'Venus' d. dark blue form of armeniacum, often with a white rim on flowers
5. 'Blue Magic' e. bottom flowers very dark blue, white rims; upper flowers blue
6. 'White Magic' f. very pale lavender blue, flowers tightly clustered
7. 'Peppermint' g. pale blue to white flowers on top, cultivar of aucheri
8. neglectum h. shades of blue to almost white
9. 'Sky Blue' i. white cultivar of aucheri
10. 'Valerie Finnis' j. bright sky blue flowers with white lobes, others at top dark blue



1. a

2. c

3. d

4. b

5. j

6. i

7. h

8. e

9. g

10. f

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