Scilla litardierei, or early star hyacinth, is a lavender to light blue spikey bloom of star-shaped flowers with up to five strappy, semi erect leaves. It mixes nicely with early daffodils, crocuses, chionodoxa, and puschkinia. This hardy intensely coloured beauty prefers direct sun, but can tolerate some shade and moist, but well drained soil and can be planated along the coast, in gardens, wildflower meadows, beds, borders, edging, rock or gravel gardens. Beautiful in planters and containers. The bulb grows easily and naturalises well.