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Muscari armeniacum

Grape hyacinth

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height0.1m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourDeep blue shades
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Muscari armeniacum (Grape hyacinth). The flowers will appear in spikes in early spring they are densely covered with lavender-blue blooms that look like tiny grapes or blueberries.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

Europe to Caucasus

Interest and use

Walls, border, edging, rock garden, container

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Rich, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost hardy and prefer cool areas. They grow well in clumps and will need rich, well-drained soil. You should plant the bulb to a depth of 5ins in autumn in a sunny or partial-shaded position, but protect from hot sun in warm areas.

Propagation

By division of clumps or from seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to viruses.

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