Grape Hyacinth

Muscari armeniacum

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Aitken
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Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum)
muss-KAR-ee ar-men-ee-AY-kum
Genus:  Muscari
Grape hyacinths are hardy, easy to grow, and have long-lasting blooms--no garden should be without them. They are particularly spectacular when allowed to naturalize, whether under trees, along a pathway, tucked into ground covers, or in a bed.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Fragrant. Good early color. Can be forced. Adaptable to various growing conditions, but must have well-drained soil.
Care:  Plant in full sun in moist, rich, well-drained soil.
Propagation: 

Divide when dormant; remove offsets in summer; sow seed in containers in a cold frame in fall.

Problems: 

Generally problem free but prone to viruses.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Blue Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Indoor Plant,
Naturalizing
Style
Cottage Garden,
Woodland Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Bulbs

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