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 CharacteristicsFragrant. Good early color. Can be forced. Adaptable to various growing conditions, but must have well-drained soil.
CareLikes 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.
- 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
- Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers
- Tolerance : Frost Tolerant
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Maintenance : High
- Bloom Time : Late Spring, Spring
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest