The flowers are sterile so last twice as long as most Grape Hyacinths. The mid blue, double blooms cluster tightly on straight stems. The blue gradually fades to a handsome green, creating an enduring show.
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 or Dwarf Iris. The grass like foliage emerges late autumn to winter.
Plant Grape Hyacinths into well drained soil, humus rich soil, they will manage in poor soils with good drainage. Water them in, then natural rainfall should take care of the rest, you will only need to water them if they dry out during active growth.
Grape Hyacinth bulbs are best left to naturalise, where they will multiply to form nice clumps. Adding some general purpose fertiliser as the flowers are forming, and again as they are fading will ensure good growth in the following season.
Late winter to early spring
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade