Muscari aucheri

("Grape hyacinths")

Muscari aucheri

These truly do have the sweet fragrance of grapes.

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 sky blue with white lobes (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 Magic' (light blue combined with dark blue & white lobes), 'Dark Eyes' (dark blue with white lobes), 'Mount Hood' (sky blue combined with white on the top), 'Ocean Magic' (ice blue with white on top), and 'White Magic' (white).

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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