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Muscari armeniacum (Grape Hyacinth)

Grape Hyacinth, Spring Bulbs, Spring Flowers


Winter hardy and easy to grow, no garden should be without Grape Hyacinth (Muscari)! Blue, purple or white, their little grape flowers show off strikingly when planted among perennial plants.

  • Due to its many applications, including use as a pot plant and a cut flower, multiple award-winner Muscari armeniacum is by far the most cultivated species. Its tiny, bell-shaped, cobalt-blue flowers, each with a very delicate white border, form a compact cluster. The flowers remain beautiful for a long time, but regular visits of bees will somewhat shorten this time.

Muscari armeniacum, Grape Hyacinth

  • Blooming for several weeks in mid-late spring, this beauty looks amazing when mixed with any other flowering bulbs.
  • Rising up to 6-8 inches tall (15-20 cm), this Grape Hyacinth will naturalize well, without taking over like some other muscaris.
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Easily grown in averagemedium moisturewell-drained soils in full sun or part shade. Keep the soil moist during the growing season, but reduce watering after foliage begins to die back.
  • This Grape Hyacinth is a welcomed addition to bedsborders, containers, rock gardens, around shrubs or under deciduous trees. Provides spectacular drifts of color in mass plantings. For best visual impact, plant in groups.
  • Always plant plenty of bulbs (at least 25) in a group to obtain a pleasing visual effect. A spot under deciduous shrubs is another place where grape hyacinths will be attractive as the flowering period for grape hyacinths comes at a time when the shrubs are still bare.
  • Deer and rabbit resistant!

Muscari armeniacum, Grape Hyacinth, Blue Spring Bulb, Early Spring Bulb, Mid Spring Bulb

Under trees or deciduous shrubs

Muscari armeniacum, Grape Hyacinth, Blue Spring Bulb, Early Spring Bulb, Mid Spring Bulb

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Muscari armeniacum, Grape Hyacinth, Blue Spring Bulb, Early Spring Bulb, Mid Spring Bulb

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Muscari - Grape Hyacinths
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 1" – 2" (2cm – 5cm)
Spacing 2" (5cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Muscari - Grape Hyacinths
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 1" – 2" (2cm – 5cm)
Spacing 2" (5cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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