The many `branches` of flowers create a feathered look. An appearance that is a little reminiscent of the kooky Cousin Itt from the Adams Family. Flowering a little later than other Grape Hyacinths, it also lasts a long time. The flowers are sterile so they have lasting power in the garden.
Muscari comosum `Plumosum` has been around in cultivation since 1611 and is renown for its resilience.
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, Crocus, Galanthus and other early bulbs.
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 or blood and bone as the flowers are forming and again as they are fading to ensure good growth in the coming year.
They are known as Grape Hyacinths because the florets resemble a bunch of grapes, they also have a very light fragrance which is similar to fresh grapes. They are native to Mediterranean Europe and South Western Asia.
Supplied as: Bulbs
Late winter to early spring
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade