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The deep blue fragrant flower clusters resemble upside-down grapes. Muscari re-seeds readily, and spreads to form colorful colonies.
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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!
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Long bloom time, very healthy!
By Crickets Meyeres
from Kanab UT red rocks SW
About Me Avid Gardener
Comments about High Country Gardens Muscari armeniacum:
The grape hyacinth were part of a low growing planting in our yard. Late last fall I planted these, along with some other spring blooming bulb shorties, the Lawn Alternative Wildflower seed mix, and some perennial groundcovers such as ice plants. The idea with all that interplanting was to fill in the area asap and have there be more times when something was in bloom!I am very pleased with the results. The hyacinth have given myself and the bees a lot of pleasure. The blooms last and last and it's fun to see the bees sticking their entire upper bodies into the little "bells" or "grapes" in order to get their treasures. Each little bulb produces two stems with a flower on each stem, to make a noticeable color display and a great value!When the buds first appeared, I was a little disappointed with how small and short they were. As time went on they grew to full size (which is still short, but in a pleasing way). I also like the way that the leaves remind me of octopus tentacles :) I didn't give these any special care when planting, and I only watered a few times. This company really gives a substantial amount of bulbs, enough to create a decent planting. Shown in the photo is less than half of one order.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Great Brain
Top quality bulbs with easy instructions for planting. The deer ate the bulbs as they appeared, so not as deer resistant as I hoped.
Beautiful First Year Blooms!
By Pup House
from Berthoud, CO
About Me Getting Started
Such wonderful blooms! They have really added a splash of color around the new rocks in the landscape. Love them!
They were beautiful...
from Morrison, CO
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.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Dependable bloom in spring
By Sandrah B
from Prescott, Arizona/5000'elevation
More come up every year. Rabbits nibble the leaves.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Beautiful and reliable
By Pollinator Pam
from Montezuma, NM
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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