Description for Muscari, Grape Hyacinth (White)
They should not be confused with hyacinths. They usually have one or more narrow leaves which arise from a bulb. The flowers appear in the spring and form a spike or raceme, being held in a close or loose spiral around a central stalk.
They usually have one or more narrow leaves which arise from a bulb. The flowers often become less tightly spaced as the flower matures. Individual flowers are composed of six fused tepals forming a spherical to obovoid shape.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Grape hyacinth||White||Spring||Up to 10 inches||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Space the bulbs approximately three inches apart, planting about 20 bulbs per square foot. Plant them three to five inches deep.
|Sun or light shade||Well-drained sandy soil||Low to Moderate||4 to 23 degrees C||No need for fertilizer. They require little feeding or watering in the summer.|
Caring for Muscari
- Remove any weeds, competitive roots and stones from the area.
- Once their leaves die off, you can cut them back.
Typical uses of Muscari
Special features: Attractive flowers
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: A number of species of Muscari are used as ornamental garden plants. It is suited for decorating the edges of gardens, containers and paths.
Medicinal use: NA
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