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Muscari armeniacum ‘Valerie Finnis’ (Grape Hyacinth)

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A jury composed of horticultural authorities in England has proclaimed Muscari armeniacum ‘Valerie Finnis’ the Flower Bulb of the Year 2012! This distinctive grape hyacinth produces a cluster of light azure blue flowers with a delightful fragrance.

  • 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.
  • 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 when planted en masse. For best visual impact, plant in groups (at least 25 bulbs).
  • Deer and rabbit resistant!

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 To achieve optimum flowering results, it is important to plant the bulbs at the right time.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 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 Asparagaceae
Genus Muscari
Common names Grape Hyacinth
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Height 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Spread 1" - 2"
(3cm - 5cm)
Spacing 2" (5cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
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 Bees
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Muscari aucheri ‘Mount Hood’ (Grape Hyacinth)
Muscari ‘Baby’s Breath’ (Grape Hyacinth)
Muscari aucheri ‘Blue Magic’ (Grape Hyacinth)
Muscari azureum (Grape Hyacinth)
Muscari armeniacum (Grape Hyacinth)
Muscari botryoides ‘Album’ (Pearls of Spain)

Recommended Companion Plants

Tulipa ‘Queensland’ (Fringed Tulip)
Tulipa Clusiana ‘Lady Jane’ (Botanical Tulip)
Tulipa ‘Fur Elise’ (Greigii Tulip)
Tulipa ‘China Town’ (Viridiflora Tulip)
Tulipa ‘Shirley’ (Triumph Tulip)
Anemone blanda (Grecian Windflower)

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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 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 Asparagaceae
Genus Muscari
Common names Grape Hyacinth
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Height 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Spread 1" - 2"
(3cm - 5cm)
Spacing 2" (5cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
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 Bees
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard
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Do I Need?
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