Muscari armeniacum
Muscari armeniacum

Muscari armeniacum

SKU: F390339
50 for $19.00
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Common Name: Grape Hyacinth
Hardiness Zone: 4-8S/9W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: Apr-May
Mature Height: 6-8" Spacing: 3"
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Fragrance: Yes
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Muscari armeniacum produces dense, fragrant spikes of cobalt-blue flowers. Superb when planted en masse and allowed to self-sow freely. Heirloom, 1877.

Muscari, commonly known as Grape Hyacinth, are high on the list of accommodating, simple-to-grow, durable bulbs. Inexpensive and fast to spread, they're a perfect choice to create a carpet of soft blue beneath yellow or white Daffodils or early pink Tulips. Because Muscari are so often grown en masse and their flowers are small, it's easy to miss how beautiful and intricate they are. Not even the cleverest jeweler in Faberge's workshop could create such delicate clusters of luminous blue or violet beads.

Muscari thrive in full sun or deciduous shade, tolerate practically any soil, and seem to live forever. They are ideal as companions for taller bulbs or flowering shrubs, and look marvelous set out in loose sweeps all by themselves. Easy to force.

In the fall, we sometimes receive calls from customers who have noticed that their Grape Hyacinths are sending up leaves. This growth is normal and is actually convenient for the gardener, since it marks the place to scatter a bit of bulb fertilizer.

For more information on the growing and care of Muscari, click Growing Guide.




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.


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. We also ship a wide range of containers and planters, tools, supplies, fertilizers, garden wear, garden decor items, as well as indoor decorations like wreaths and dried bouquets when available. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the green Shipping Details box for each item. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at the 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.



Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (6 Reviews) Write a Review

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Planted 2 decades ago... still going strong!

I toss planted an order of these on the left side yard 2 decades ago. They have spread and reliably provide a bold, joyful, yet naturalized spring splash of color!
This is despite years in which I was fearful of their return bc the lawn had been mowed so early & some years of haphazard fertilizing. They also bounced back after a persistent drought, in which many other flower, shrub, & even trees failed.
Love, Love, Love these bright spring gems!

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Hardy bulbs with great blooms

I love these! They look just like the picture the first year and they're really hardy. I wasn't able to get them all in the ground before winter came, so I left them in my garage until spring. I tucked them into pots in early May since the bulbs were still firm, and they're rooting and leafing out like crazy. I'm really impressed.

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I forgot how much I love grape hyacinths. These were a perfect bright pop of color in the spring garden. They were very large for this type of hyacinth. A little taller than the ones of my childhood. Long blooming. I'll be planting more. I think I like them best in bunches.

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beautiful blossoms, bees loved them!

Top quality bulbs, all the bulbs grew. Easy to follow planting instructions.

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Proven Perfomrer

In the Deep South; we plant these bulbs in pots for early Spring bloom. The climate dictates that we treat them as an annual. The color makes this more than worthwhile!

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Latin Name Pronunciation:  muss-kar'-ee

Bulb size: 8-10 cm 

Grape Hyacinths (Muscari) are easy to grow in well-drained soil. If left undisturbed, the blue-flowered varieties multiply rapidly. Bulbs often send up grasslike leaves in fall. This growth is normal and should not be cut or mowed off until browned by frost. Great for forcing. It is not unusual during storage for blue-green penicillin mold to grow on the surface of Muscari bulbs. The mold does no harm, and it dies as soon as you plant the bulb. If the bulb is firm, you can plant with confidence. Space them 2–3″ apart and 2–3″ deep.



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