Muscari armeniacum bulbs, grape hyacinth~NOW SHIPPING, Pepennial

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The easiest plants for gardeners to grow come from bulbs, and fall is the time to plant many of them.For those who pine for some color in their gardens come spring, bulb.
Muscari
Muscari is a genus of perennial bulbous plants native to Eurasia that produce spikes of dense, most commonly blue, urn-shaped flowers resembling bunches of grapes in the spring. The common name for the genus is grape hyacinth.
Muscari Armeniacum
Few gardeners realize that muscari, also known as grape hyacinths, are available in a variety of colors and flower styles. This exclusive mix is a harmony of pale blue, sky blue, periwinkle, violet and Prussian blue. The cheery, grape-scented little bells bloom for weeks and will return to flower again every spring.
Fragrant
Good Naturalizers
Deer and Rabbit Resistant
Hyacinth Bulbs-Muscari armeniacum, called grape hyacinth, spring-blooming
Charming, cone-shaped spikes of tiny, mid-blue flowers appear in April and May above the grass-like, mid-green leaves. Grape hyacinths look gorgeous peeping out of a large container, planted with yellow, spring-flowering pansies. Quickly forming small colonies, they're also valuable for naturalizing at the front of a sunny mixed or shrub border.
Culture
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Plant bulbs about 3” deep and 3” apart in fall. Flowers emerge in early spring. Keep ground moist during the spring growing season, but reduce watering after foliage begins to die back. Although plants of this species go dormant in summer, they produce new leaves in autumn. Naturalizes well by both bulb offsets and, under favorable growing conditions, self-seeding.
Noteworthy Characteristics
Muscari armeniacum, commonly called grape hyacinth, is an early spring-blooming bulbous perennial that is native to southeastern Europe (including Armenia). It features conical racemes of slightly fragrant, tightly packed, deep violet blue, urn-shaped flowers atop scapes rising to 8” tall in early spring. Each bulb produces 1-3 scapes with 20-40 flowers per scape. Each flower has a thin white line around the rim. Dense inflorescence purportedly resembles an elongated, upside-down bunch of grapes, hence the common name. Scapes rise up from somewhat floppy clumps of narrow, fleshy, basal, green leaves (to 12” long) that appear in autumn and live through the cold St. Louis winter to spring when the plants flower.
Problems
No serious insect or disease problems.
Garden Uses
Provides spectacular drifts of color when massed in open areas, around shrubs, under deciduous trees, in the rock garden or in the border front. Also mixes well with other early blooming bulbs. Popular container plant. Also forces easily for winter bloom.
Common Name: grape hyacinth
Type: Bulb
Family: Hyacinthaceae
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 0.50 to 0.75 feet
Spread: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Bloom Time: April
Bloom Description: Royal blue with a thin white rim on each bell
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy, Fragrant, Good Cut
Tolerate: Deer, Clay Soil, Black Walnut

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