Grape hyacinth Muscari azureum Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Grape hyacinth (Muscari azureum) muss-KAR-ee ah-ZURE-ee-um Synonyms: Hyacinthus azureus 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. This species blooms early, in March in some areas. It has sky-blue frilled bells with indigo stripes. Although the blossoms aren't long-lived, they self-sow freely, providing more flowers to enjoy the following year. Noteworthy Characteristics: Fragrant. Good early color. Can be forced. Adaptable to various growing conditions, but must have well-drained soil. Care: Generally problem free but prone to viruses. 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 Moderate Characteristics Fragrant Flowers, Showy Flowers Bloom Time Early Spring, Spring Flower Color Blue Flower, Purple/Lavender Flower Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Naturalizing, Indoor Plant Style Cottage Garden, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Tolerance Frost Tolerant Type Bulbs Related Plants to Muscari azureum 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Grape hyacinth Muscari aucheri 'Blue magic' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Grape hyacinth Muscari neglectum 'Valerie Finnis' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Grape hyacinth Muscari comosum 'Plumosum' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Jonquilla Daffodil Narcissus 'Dickcissel' View the discussion thread.