Botanical name: Muscari Family: Liliaceae Plant/bulb type: True bulb Planting time: Late Summer to Autumn Height: 10-15cm Depth & spacing: 5cm deep & apart. Aspect: Full sun to part shade. Will happily grow under light to medium canopies. Soil: Free draining. Generally not fussy. Watering: Start watering when growth appears and keep soil slightly moist until foliage dies off after flowering. It is ideal to keep bulbs relatively dry whilst dormant. Fertilising: Top dress with a complete fertiliser each Autumn. Eg: Blood & Bone. Generally very hardy and not heavy feeders. Flowering time: Late Winter onwards. After flowering care: These very-easy-to-grow bulbs can be left undisturbed for many years. They will happily naturalise in most gardens, increasing in density each year. Tolerances: Generally very easy to grow. Climatic tolerances: Subtropical to cool.
Comments: The vivid colour of these flowers can be well appreciated in vases - great for adding bright blue to posies!
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