Grape hyacinth Muscari comosum 'Plumosum' http://www.brentandbeckysbulbs.comPhoto/Illustration: Courtesy of Brent and Becky's Bulbs 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Grape hyacinth (Muscari comosum 'Plumosum') muss-KAR-ee kom-OH-sum Genus: Muscari Grape hyacinths are hardy, easy to grow, and have long-lasting blooms--no garden should be without them. This species, also known as the feather hyacinth, has slender airy filaments and resembles a red-violet plume. It's completely unlike its grapy cousins in color and form, and makes a good, 10-inch cut flower. The bulbs themselves have a distinct pink color and produce toothlike bulblets that grow to flowering size in just one season. Noteworthy Characteristics: 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 Moderate Characteristics Fragrant Flowers, Showy Flowers Bloom Time Late Spring, Spring Flower Color Purple Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Cut Flower, Indoor Plant, Naturalizing Style Cottage Garden, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Bulbs Related Plants to Muscari comosum 'Plumosum' 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 azureum 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Daffodil Narcissus 'Intrigue' View the discussion thread.