Muscari armeniacum

("Grape hyacinths")

Muscari armeniacum

The most popular and common is the species itself with its bright deep blue flowers. They are very inexpensive and grow and naturalize almost everywhere.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Mid-Late Spring

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full sun to partial shade

What Color Will the Flower Be?

The species is bright deep blue (see 'popular varieties' for other colors)

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

2 in / 5 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

4 in / 10 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

6-8 in / 15-20 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

In borders, rock gardens and under trees and shrubs.

Other Popular Varieties

(Besides the species itself); 'Blue Spike' (flax blue, double flowering), 'Cantab' (light sky blue), 'Fantasy Creation' (blue with green as it matures, double flowering) and 'Saffier' (initially greenish maturing to French blue).

About the Family

Muscari Family

Eurasia: muscari have originated in the old world, from the Mediterranean basin, the center and South of Europe, Northern Africa, the West, Center and South-West of Asia. The term muscari comes from the Latin 'muscus', since the scent of the flower is said to resemble musk.

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