Grape Hyacinth (Muscari)

Grape Hyacinth (Muscari)
Muscari Armeniacum, also known as grape hyacinth, looks great when combined with e.g. early tulips. Muscari is also available in the colour white.

Spring Flowering Muscari (Grape Hyacinth) Bulbs


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Muscari, commonly known as Grape Hyacinths, are hardy bulbous perennial flowering plants native to Eurasia and part of the Asparagaceae family. The most common and best-known variety is the blue Muscari “Armeniacum”, but other colours also exist, such as the white Muscari “White Magic” and the new pale pink variety “Pink Surprise”.
Grape Hyacinth bulbs are very easy to care for. Just put them in the ground, leave them alone, and they will flower and spread freely. In fact, Muscari bulbs grow and naturalise so well that division may be necessary every few years (best to do this in the summer months). Grape Hyacinths have abundant green foliage with strap-shaped leaves that lasts long after the flowers have gone. Its many blue or white small bell-shaped flowers are borne in a grape-like dense raceme on a single stem and reach to around 15-20cm. Grape Hyacinths flower in early April and look stunning when combined with for example dwarf daffodil “Tête à Tête” or early white tulip “Calgary”. Especially when planted in larger numbers, Muscari can make a stunning colour contribution to your spring garden or patio pots.

Planting Grape Hyacinth bulbs

Muscari/Grape Hyacinth bulbs should be planted between September and November in (moist) well-drained soil at a depth of around 10cm and 8cm apart. Grape Hyacinths like a sunny spot in the garden or patio pot, but also tolerate partial shade. Muscari bulbs flower and spread freely so division may be necessary every few years, and this can best be done in the summer months.
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