Plants 20-40 cm; bulb 1-2 mm diam. Leaves 4-8; blade linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, 20-50 cm × 10-35 mm. Racemes 6-8-flowered, not 1-sided, apex not drooping. Flowers erect in bud, at least distal ones remaining so, not fragrant; perianth campanulate; tepals spreading, not reflexed distally, blue, oblong-lanceolate, 1.5-2 cm; stamens equal, inserted below middle of perianth; anthers blue; pedicel 4-10 mm, ± equaling perianth. 2n = 16, 24. Flowering late spring. Escaped from gardens; 0--1000 m; introduced; Va.; sw Europe, nw North Africa.