Muscari armeniacum Bulbs

Grape Hyacinth

 
  • Blue Muscari armeniacum Bulbs, Muscari armeniacum, Grape Hyacinth

The deep blue fragrant flower clusters resemble upside-down grapes. Muscari re-seeds readily, and spreads to form colorful colonies.

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20", 30 to 40"
Bulb Spacing16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid spring
Shipping All orders ship within 5 business days. Shipping for fall-planted bulbs will continue until they sell out or through December 31, 2016. Learn More…
Size Bag of 64
SKU 71200

Details

6" tall. Mid-spring blooming. The deep blue fragrant flower clusters resemble upside-down grapes. Muscari re-seeds readily, and spreads to form colorful colonies. It is great for containers and excellent for indoor forcing as well.
SKU 71200
Common Name Grape Hyacinth
Botanical Name Muscari armeniacum
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 6" tall
Bulb Size 8/9 cm
Bulb Spacing 16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 2-4" deep
Bloom Time Mid spring
Plant Type - Bulb Perennial
Planting Time Fall
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 30 to 40"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips on Growing Fall Planted Flower Bulbs

When you receive your spring bulbs (tulips, daffodils, etc.) keep them in a dry, dark, cool place until ready to plant. They need air circulation so they will not collect moisture and rot. Planting times can vary from early October in the North to mid-to-late November in the southern regions. A good rule of thumb is to plant them about 6 weeks before the ground is frozen or after the first hard freeze. For more information and a planting depth illustration, see pages 14-16 of our Planting Guide.

Soil Preparation for Bulbs

A compost enriched, well-drained soil is best. Incorporate a good quality organic compost as needed. Yum Yum Mix® is recommended as an excellent source of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium needed for strong plants and healthy roots. Mix a small amount into the bottom of the hole before planting your bulbs.

Many bulbs prefer full sun exposure. However, Muscaria, Allium, Galanthus, Hyacinthoides, Scilla and many Daffodils will tolerate partial shade and bloom well. Pink daffodils will hold their color longer if planted in dappled shade or morning sun/afternoon shade.

After planting, add a top dressing of compost or other organic material and water in thoroughly. If your winter is dry, water every three to four weeks throughout the winter and add more mulch if necessary.

Protect your Bulbs

Apply Chase Mole and Gopher Repellent to the surface of the ground to protect bulbs from these burrowing mammals. As bulbs sprout, use our Deer Off Repellent to prevent deer and rabbits from browsing your spring blooms.

After your Bulbs have Bloomed

Once your bulbs have bloomed, allow the bulb foliage to brown and fade naturally, since the leaves are feeding the bulb in the ground. Removal of foliage weakens the bulb and leads to fewer blooms the following year. Planting your bulbs amongst your perennials is one way to conceal the dying bulb foliage. The perennials begin to grow and fill out as the bulb foliage dies back. The perennials will then provide foliage and color in the garden from late spring through the summer and into fall. Regular fertilization with balanced organic or natural fertilizer and a re-application of mulch each fall will insure more and more beautiful spring bulb blooms for many years!


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant & Bulb Shipping Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Shipping begins Sept. 19. Amaryllis Bulbs will begin shipping mid-October 2016 and will continue until we sell out or through December 31, 2016.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2107, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Gardening Goods: All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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4.6

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  • Attractive (5)
  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)

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4.0

Vigorous bulbs

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from Montana

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Muscari armeniacum Bulbs:

    Top quality bulbs with easy instructions for planting. The deer ate the bulbs as they appeared, so not as deer resistant as I hoped.

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    5.0

    Beautiful First Year Blooms!

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    from Berthoud, CO

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Muscari armeniacum Bulbs:

      Such wonderful blooms! They have really added a splash of color around the new rocks in the landscape. Love them!

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      4.0

      They were beautiful...

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      from Morrison, CO

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Muscari armeniacum Bulbs:

        These were very pretty and hardy the first year I planted them, but something dug them up over this last winter and I think they are all gone.

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        5.0

        Dependable bloom in spring

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        from Prescott, Arizona/5000'elevation

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

        • Rabbits Like Them

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        • Outdoors

        Comments about High Country Gardens Muscari armeniacum Bulbs:

        More come up every year. Rabbits nibble the leaves.

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        5.0

        Beautiful and reliable

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        from Montezuma, NM

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Attract Pollinators
        • Grow In Poor Clay Soils
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Increased Yearly Vigor

        Cons

        • Foliage Can Look Ragged

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        • Garden
        • Lawn
        • Perennial Bed

        Comments about High Country Gardens Muscari armeniacum Bulbs:

        These tried and true bulbs send up beautiful blue-purple flowers in the spring, and everyone looks forward to their arrival. I live in a mountainous desert area with poor clay soils, and they have been coming back for years. I use them in my perennial beds that get full to part sun, and I give them a bit of extra water when the foliage is alive. They do send up leaves in the fall - just be aware of that when you're planting them in case that ruins the look you're going for. After a tough winter, that foliage can look a bit ragged, also. Over the long run, I've had the most success with this variety of muscari. Others look good for a couple of years, but they just aren't happy enough to thrive in my gardens. Muscari are also one of the few things blooming in the early spring, and the bees and other pollinators are very happy to find them.

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        Q & A

        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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