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Grape Hyacinth

Muscari armeniacum

muss-KAR-ee ar-men-ee-AY-kum

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 CharacteristicsFragrant. Good early color. Can be forced. Adaptable to various growing conditions, but must have well-drained soil.

CarePlant in full sun in moist, rich, well-drained soil.

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

ProblemsGenerally problem free but prone to viruses.

  • Genus : Muscari
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Type : Bulbs
  • Uses : Containers
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
  • Bloom Time : Early Spring, Late Spring, Spring
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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  1. user-7007549 04/30/2015

    is this a wild flower

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