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 CharacteristicsAdaptable 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, 9
- Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
- Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
- Plant Type : Bulbs
- Uses : Containers
- Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Bloom Time : Late Spring, Spring
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest