This beguiling combination of fragrant Narcissus 'Sailboat' and Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) remains a favorite of ours. The Jonquilla hybrid, 'Sailboat', offers a sea of white petals and pale yellow cups that gradually turn cream as blooms mature. Each Daffodil bulb produces 3-5 stems bearing 1-3 flowers while the Grape Hyacinth provides dense, scented spikes of cobalt blue to further color your adventure. The latter is superb when planted en masse and allowed to self sow. We include 48 bulbs of 'Sailboat' and 50 bulbs of M. armeniacum. Exclusive.
Large, bright Narcissus blooms are for many gardeners the first visible signs of spring. These vigorous, long-lived bulbs thrive joyously in sunny, well-drained places, are shunned by hungry deer and voles, and will thrive and multiply with little care on your part, creating a glorious horticultural legacy.
Muscari, commonly known as Grape Hyacinths, are high on the list of accommodating, simple-to-grow, durable bulbs. Quick to spread, they're a perfect choice to create a carpet of soft blue beneath yellow or white Daffodils, early pink Tulips, or fountains of bold yellow Forsythia. Many species are blessed with a soft perfume that's especially noticeable on warm days. They're also long blooming, as it takes time for the flowers to elongate from tight clusters to more open arrangements reminiscent of tiny hyacinths. Because Muscari are often grown en masse and their flowers are small, it's easy to miss how beautiful and intricate they are. Muscari are easy to force indoors, so you can enjoy their flower spikes up close without having to get on hands and knees.
Muscari are unusual because leaves sprout in the fall. Don't worry - this is completely normal, and the buds will flower on schedule the following spring. Take advantage of this and use Muscari to outline beds of bulbs so you can find them to fertilize, or to replant your Tulip display.