Grape Hyacinth Azure Blue

Alluring, azure blooms.

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Muscari ‘Azure Blue’ has most amazing, sky blue flowers. The blooms are pyramid shaped with lovely, plump florets that open wide, unlike the usually pinched quality of Muscari. They last well and their colour is definitely eye catching. The top few blooms are infertile so will not open, leaving the racemes with a frilly base. Get in quick, they are likely to go like hot cakes!

Muscari ‘Azure Blue’ holds the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit for its impressive qualities.

Grape Hyacinths or Muscari are great for rockeries, pots, nooks and crannies, along pathways, drifts, grass plantings or at the front of beds. The flowers open late winter to early spring and look brilliant with Miniature Daffodils. The grass like foliage emerges late autumn to winter.

Plant Grape Hyacinths into well drained soil, humus rich is ideal but they will cope in poor soils with good drainage. Water them in, natural rainfall should take care of the rest, you will only need to water them they dry out during growth.

Grape Hyacinth bulbs are best left to naturalise where they will multiply to form nice clumps. Add some general purpose fertiliser as the flowers are forming and again as they are fading to ensure good growth in the coming year.

Code

MUZAB

Botantical name

Muscari azureum

Height

10-15cm

Width

10cm

Flowers

Late winter to early spring

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Bulbs

Water needs

1