Grape hyacinth

Muscari armeniacum 'Saffier'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Brent and Becky's Bulbs
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Grape hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum 'Saffier')
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Genus:  Muscari
Grape hyacinths are hardy, easy to grow, and have long-lasting blooms--no garden should be without them. 'Saffier' is a good candidate for beds and borders because it increases only by division. Its strong, rigid flower stalks start celery-green and mature to robust medium-blue blossoms with distinct pale-green lips at the mouth of each floret. The constricted openings prevent access to pollinating insects, resulting in blooms that last a full month and making them excellent cut flowers.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Fragrant. Good early color. Can be forced. Adaptable to various growing conditions, but must have well-drained soil.
Care:  Likes fertile, moist but well-drained alkaline soil in full sun. Will take part shade. Plant 3 to 4 inches deep in groups or drifts in fall. Lift and divide when dormant in late summer or early fall.
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
High
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Blue Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Indoor Plant,
Cut Flower
Style
Cottage Garden,
Rock Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Frost Tolerant
Type
Bulbs

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