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Grape hyacinth

Muscari

Grape hyacinths paint the landscape in stunning shades of blue, purple, white, and yellow in spring -- and they add the sweet scent of grape bubblegum to boot. These easy-care bulbs are frequently mass-planted to create a river effect in borders. Their tranquil color scheme is a good background for the gaudier blooms of tulips. These undemanding small bulbs spread easily in any well-drained garden soil. Try the species or special cultivars such as 'Blue Spike' for container plantings or along walkways.

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Under 6 inches to 12 inches

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3-8 inches wide

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3-8

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Muscari armeniacum
Muscari armeniacum
Muscari armeniacum bears small spikes packed with tiny blue bell-shape flowers, sometimes tinged purple, that rise from narrow foliage in mid-spring. It grows 6 inches tall. Zones 4-9
Muscari azureum
Muscari azureum
Muscari azureum offers layers of open sky-blue flowers below clustered pale-blue buds, giving a tiered, two-tone effect to the bloom spikes. It blooms in early to mid-spring and grows 6 inches tall. Zones 4-9
'Blue Spike' grape hyacinth
'Blue Spike' grape hyacinth
Muscari armeniacum 'Blue Spike' is a selection in which each flower protrudes from the spike for a bristly, double-flower effect. This variety grows 8 inches tall. Zones 4-8
White grape hyacinth
White grape hyacinth
Muscari botryites album is an all-white form with spikes of pearly flowers on a long stem that are good for cutting. It grows 6 inches tall. Zones 4-8
Muscari latifolium
Muscari latifolium
Muscari latifolium is distinguished by the single broad leaf wrapped around the tall stem. The flower spike is a two-tone mixture of open lavender bells above tight blue buds. The plant grows 6 inches tall. Zones 4-9
'Valerie Finnis' grape hyacinth
'Valerie Finnis' grape hyacinth
Muscari 'Valerie Finnis' bears turquoise clusters of flower bells rimmed in a paler blue. It grows 6 inches tall. Zones 4-8
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