This beguiling combination of fragrant Narcissus 'Sailboat' and Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) remains a favorite of ours. The Daffodil 'Sailboat' offers a sea of white petals and pale yellow cups, with each bulb producing 3-5 stems bearing 1-3 flowers per stem. 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. Both prosper in warmer regions, including Zone 8 in the Deep South. Covers about 5 sq ft. 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.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
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riv from pine grove CA
since i live on a large property, i have bulbs planted everywhere. these grape hyacinths amazed me. i've seen them growing in other yards here, but mine were HUGE and tall.
the little narcissus were small flowered and a good foil to my other, larger daffodil types. a pale yellow cup with recurving outer petals made them look like little shooting stars.
i have no complaints about these lovely bulbs. they were healthy and i'd say every single one came up. not a dud in the bunch.
A viewer from Harlan, IN
Lovely edging for one of my flower beds. The Narcissus flowers emerged a few days before those of the Muscari, but there was a good overlap. Unfortunately, our local rabbits haven't learned that Muscari are supposed to be rabbit-resistant, decapitating about half of them, then left the uneaten flowers on the ground as evidence of their mischief.