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Grape Hyacinth

Botanical Name
Muscari armeniacum
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
8
Height
6 to 9 inches, leaves may be taller
Flowers
Early spring: blue/purple
Light
Full to part sun (shade tolerant)
Soil
Prefers moist soil
Planting & Care
  • Plant 3 inches deep
  • Space 4 inches apart
  • Dig and divide every 4-5 years
  • Flower petals are edible and have a slightly bitter aftertaste
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Blue Spike - double flowers
  • Spring Creation - double flowers
  • Cantab - sky blue flowers
  • Saphir - deep blue with a white rim
  • Muscari comosum 'Plumosum' - plumed/shredded flowers

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