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Muscari comosum 'Plumosum' (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari comosum 'Plumosum' Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Brent and Becky's Bulbs


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Muscari comosum 'Plumosum' muss-KAR-ee kom-OH-sum Common Name: Grape hyacinth 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.


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/ Lavender Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Cut Flower, Indoor Plant, Naturalizing
Style Cottage Garden, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest
Type Bulbs

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