Muscari

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Muscari

Grape Hyacinth
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Genus: Muscari
Family: Hyacinthaceae
Type: Perennial bulb
Light requirements: Full sun to shade
Soil requirements: Moist, well-drained, humus-rich
Propagation: Offsets, seed
Pollination: Insects

Grape hyacinths are a group of plants in the genus (Muscari) of plants native to Eurasia that produce spikes of mostly blue flowers resembling bunches of grapes. There are about forty species.

Some species are among the earliest to bloom in the spring, and are planted both in flower beds as well as in lawns and woodlands. They tend to multiply quickly when planted in good soils. The most commonly planted species is Muscari armenaicum.

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Many species are used for "naturalizing" in shady lawns or woodlands.

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The smaller species tolerate mowing after bloom, with little effect on the next year's display.

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Offsets and seeds. Self propagates readily.

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