We can count on this bulb to bloom at the same time as my daffodils and tulips and provide me with some blue accents for my bouquets. The stems are just long enough to be stuck in among the larger flowers, and the small spikes of tiny blue balls are a good contrast to the rounder shapes of the daffodils and tulips. They’re best grown in a spot where you can admire them up close, because the flowers are small because blue flowers are hard to see at a distance. They’re lovely in rock gardens.232244

Most of the hybrids sold are derived from Muscari armeniacum, which has large flowers, and grows up to eight inches, or from M.Botryoides, which is a little taller and usually deep blue. There’s also a white variety called “Pearls of Spain”. M. Tubergenianum grows up to eight inches and is light blue at the top of the spike and darker blue at the bottom. These rugged little bulbs are hardy to Zones two to four depending on the variety those derived from M. botryoides are the hardiest. Foliage sometimes appears in fall and winter over.

. You can propagate the species from seed and hybrids from offsets (new bulbs that form next to the old ones).

. You can propagate the species from seed and hybrids from offsets (new bulbs that form next to the old ones).

How to Grow Grape Hyacinth

Grape hyacinths like full sun or part shade and an average, well-drained soil. Well, plant three inches apart, and three inches deep, in later summer or as early in fall as possible. You can propagate the species from seed and hybrids from offsets (new bulbs that form next to the old ones). Usually they will multiply well by themselves, but if you let them self-sow they may not breed true to color.Blue

They’re best grown in a spot where you can admire them up close,

They’re best grown in a spot where you can admire them up close,

Grape Hyacinth or “Muscari” Flower

Grape Hyacinth or “Muscari” Flower

Grape hyacinths like full sun or part shade and an average, well-drained soil

Grape hyacinths like full sun or part shade and an average, well-drained soil

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