Muscari, or grape hyacinths, are as fragrant as they are beautiful. Small, vibrant, early-spring bloomers, muscari also are wonderfully inexpensive. Best of all, they are long-lived and will bloom for generations. Muscari spread at will, both by self-seeding and division. Most varieties grow 6 to 8 inches tall and produce spikes of closed blooms that resemble bunches of grapes, in vivid blue or white. They hold their colorful place in the garden for up to 4 weeks.
Muscari flowers are excellent indoors as small spring bouquets or from bulbs forced for early bloom.