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Muscari Genus

Grape hyacinth

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Muscari genus (Grape hyacinth). These are spring-flowering bulbs, they each have a cluster of narrowly strap-shaped, basal leaves, usually appearing in the spring just before the flowers. The leafless flowering stems will bears dense spikes of small flowers, most of which have constricted mouths.

Characteristics

Perennials, Bulbs, Herbaceous

Origin

Mediterranean, S.W.Asia

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers good for hanging basket

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and prefer cool areas. They grow well in clumps and will need rich, well-drained soil. You should plant the bulbs in autumn in a sunny or partial-shaded position, but protect from hot sun in warm areas. Plant in autumn.

Propagation

You can propagate by division in late summer or by seed in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to viruses.

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    How should i look after these bulbs in pots ( i don't have a garden at the moment!) They have just been left on the patio since flowering. I also have several…

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