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 CharacteristicsFragrant. Good early color. Can be forced. Adaptable to various growing conditions, but must have well-drained soil.
CareGenerally 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.
- Genus : Muscari
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
- Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
- Plant Type : Bulbs
- Uses : Containers
- Bloom Time : Early Spring, Spring
- Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers
- Tolerance : Frost Tolerant
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest