Grape Hyacinth - Muscari armeniacum Description
A spring garden isn’t complete without some always-delightful grape hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum). These small bulbs bloom early and for a very long time, with deep purple flowers that look like a cluster of grapes. Each one has a delicious, sweet-fruity scent that you’ll look forward to every spring. Grape hyacinths spread readily when they are happy but never become difficult to manage. They are the perfect companion to daffodils and other spring-blooming bulbs and perennials.
Our pack of 50 bulbs may seem like a lot, but these tiny bulbs plant up quickly. They only need to be buried about 3” deep, and can be layered into the hole when you plant tulips and daffodils. In full sun conditions, muscari will increase each year, creating a beautiful, natural-looking display and giving you plenty to enjoy in sweet little bouquets indoors as well as out.
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- Botanical name:
Muscari armeniacum sp.
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- Zone:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Sun exposure:
Sun (5+ hrs/day)
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- Soil type:
Thrives in any soil
- Soil moisture:
Dry, Average, Moist
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- Bloom season:
Border, Massing, Naturalizing, Specimen
- Cannot ship to:
CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: none
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Soil: Easily grown in any average well drained soil. Bulbs can rot in wet, soggy soils.
Light: Full sun to partial shade. At least six to eight hours of sunlight is best. In warmer zones, morning sun and afternoon shade is preferred.
Water: Water bulbs after planting if the soil is dry. Bulbs will grow their root system in the fall so the soil will need to be kept moist. Avoid overwatering. Once the ground freezes do not water until spring.
Spacing: Spacing can vary depending on preference. Plant in groups of 3, 5, or 7, or layer into the hole when you plant daffodils or tulips. Grape hyacinths should be planted approximately 3" below the soil surface.
Fertilizing: A granular 10-10-10 or bulb specific fertilizer can be added to the top of the soil after planting. Reapply fertilizer in the spring when the foliage appears and again in the fall. Bone meal is not recommended.
Winterizing: If desired, an inch or two of mulch can be added after frost and removed before the plants emerge in the spring.
Maintenance & pruning: Leaves should be left on the plant until they have died, then trimmed to ground level. Pruning green foliage will reduce the nutrients available to the plant the following year.
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