Daintier and earlier than those of the much more commonly grown Spanish bluebell, the starry, stonewash-blue flowers of the Italian version are borne in steepled clusters atop 8- to 12-inch scapes. They appear in early spring above handsome clumps of lax strappy leaves. Combine them with the other Hyacinthoides species for a spring-long choir of bluebells. Mediterranean; Portugal to NW Italy. Zone 6.