|Light requirements:||Full sun to shade|
|Soil requirements:||Moist, well-drained, humus-rich|
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.
Description[edit | edit source]
Growing conditions[edit | edit source]
Species[edit | edit source]
- Muscari armeniacum
- Muscari aucheri
- Muscari azureum
- Muscari botryoides
- Muscari latifolium
- Muscari muscarimi (M. moschatum)
- Muscari racemosum (M. neglectum)
Uses[edit | edit source]
Many species are used for "naturalizing" in shady lawns or woodlands.
Maintenance[edit | edit source]
The smaller species tolerate mowing after bloom, with little effect on the next year's display.
Propagation[edit | edit source]
Offsets and seeds. Self propagates readily.