Brodiaea pulchella
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Brodiaea pulchella

wild hyacinth

  family alliaceae 
  genus brodiaea 

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Genus  Brodiaea Species  pulchella Variety  Cultivar  Common names  wild hyacinth Family  ALLIACEAE Specimen number  S11383 Data source  HtZn p86
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Seasonal bulb Life span  1 - 3 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  4" - 3' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Dry to moist Optimal soil texture  Heavy Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-11 AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-06 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Brodiaea pulchella can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. Wild hyacinth needs summer days with high heat. This plant likes soils that are heavy. Full sun to partial shade is ideal for this species. It prefers dry to moist soils. This plant is drought tolerant.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Corm Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Propagation of Brodiaea pulchella can be achieved with the plant's corms.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Brodiaea pulchella is a seasonal bulb. Leaves: Wild hyacinth has grass-like. Flowers: This plant has tubular flowers in terminal clusters on wiry stems. Blossoms appear in March and continue through May. The flowers are usually a pink color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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