Armeniacum are hardy, easy to grow, and have long-lasting blooms--no garden should be without them. They are particularly spectacular when allowed to naturalize,
From fleshy leaves arise bell-shaped, purplish blue, sometimes almost black, flowers. Flower heads appear two-toned due to paler crowns, which are sterile flowers. They are good for naturalizing in gardens or lawns, for forcing or growing in container displays, and for rock gardens.
This is a very pretty grape hyacinth, with slender white flower spikes. Less vigorous (or invasive) than its more commonly grown cousins, it provides an altogether 'finer' profile. It is perfect for pots, alpine beds, woodland floors or filling gaps at the front of borders.