Grape hyacinth

Muscari armeniacum 'Dark Eyes'

Grape hyacinth - Muscari armeniacum  'Dark Eyes'

Common Name: Grape hyacinth
Genus: Muscari
Species: armeniacum
Cultivar: 'Dark Eyes'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.20 m (20 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.05 m (5 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Rich blue scented flowers create a fluffy-looking spike in spring and as they mature the lower ones will develop a white edge which creates a distinctive two-tone effect. These flowers not only look very pretty but are also attractive to pollinating insects. Leave them undisturbed and they will naturalise and spread to create considerable drifts in time. When you have achieved that you can cut some of the flowers and add them to spring posies.

  • Garden care: Plant 10cm (4in) deep in naturalistic groups in autumn. During summer when the bulbs are dormant lift and divide groups that are becoming congested.



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