Wild hyacinth is an elegant wildflower that grows from a corm with white flowers on a stalk that can reach up to 2′ tall, with two to three strap-like leaves at the base of the stalk. Wild hyacinth is also referred to by the common name white brodiaea because at one time this species was lumped into the genus Brodiaea. Wild hyacinth primarily grows in Oregon, British Columbia, Washington and California and can be found in grasslands, pine forest, oak woodland, and vernally moist meadows, swales, vernal pools, and open serpentine habitat. Wild hyacinth will grow best in a vernally moist location with good drainage that can dry out in late summer. Plants will go dormant after producing seed in late summer. Many pollinating insects are attracted to the flowers for nectar and pollen. Wild hyacinth was a food source for many indigenous tribes throughout its range.
Seed Germination Instructions
60-90 days cold-moist stratification. Sow outside in fall to late winter.