This is such a great little plant that in summer 2005 it was voted as the International Flower Bulb Centre's official bulb of the year. The bottom two thirds of the flowers are coloured a very dark blue and appear near black in certain lights. Each spike is topped by a tuft of striking bright blue flowers giving it a two-tone effect. It is a small plant that packs a big punch when planted in big, naturalistic drifts. Mix it with other spring flowers if you have the luxury of space in an orchard or meadow, or alternatively try planting it with daffodils for great colour contrast or plant several into a pot and place it on a sunny patio.
Supplied as an approx 13cm pot crammed full with bulbs ready to bloom.