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Grape Hyacinths

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.

The vivid colour of these flowers can be well appreciated in vases - great for adding bright blue to posies!

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:35 AM
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