OK
In progress indicator

Muscari armeniacum (Grape hyacinth)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
1 year
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Muscari armeniacum

Other names

Grape hyacinth

Genus

Muscari Muscari

Species

M. armeniacum - M. armeniacum is a vigorous, tufted, bulbous perennial with arching, linear, mid- to bright green leaves, and, in spring, erect stems bearing dense racemes of white-tipped, tubular, bright blue flowers.


Muscari armeniacum is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Faintly sweet smelling in spring during flowering period

Habit

Clump-forming, Small, Spreading, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Blue, White in Spring

Foliage

Light green in Spring

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Sign up for your FREE ACCOUNT today or login to receive detailed monthly care instructions

Where to grow

Muscari armeniacum (Grape hyacinth) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.1m after 1 year.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Ground Cover, Garden edging, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, City, Banks and Slopes, Containers, Rock, Underplanting, Wildflower

Cultivation

Plant bulbs 10 cm deep in well-drained and fertile soil preferably in Autumn. Congested clumps can be divided during summer dormancy period.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Muscari armeniacum

Other names

Grape hyacinth

Genus

Muscari Muscari

Species

M. armeniacum - M. armeniacum is a vigorous, tufted, bulbous perennial with arching, linear, mid- to bright green leaves, and, in spring, erect stems bearing dense racemes of white-tipped, tubular, bright blue flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Faintly sweet smelling in spring during flowering period

Habit

Clump-forming, Small, Spreading, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Blue, White in Spring

Foliage

Light green in Spring

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Muscari armeniacum (Grape hyacinth) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.1m after 1 year.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Ground Cover, Garden edging, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, City, Banks and Slopes, Containers, Rock, Underplanting, Wildflower

Cultivation

Plant bulbs 10 cm deep in well-drained and fertile soil preferably in Autumn. Congested clumps can be divided during summer dormancy period.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

In order to add a note on this plant, please add this plant to your plant lists.

In progress indicator
Full size image
In progress indicator
Caption

Caption

Cancel and close this form

Muscari armeniacum (Grape hyacinth)

Grown in the home garden - April 2016

(02/06/2011)

Muscari armeniacum "Artist" (07/04/2012)

Upload your own photo
In progress indicator
This plant likes... Garden match
Soil types: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types) Tell us...
Soil drainage: Well-drained, Moist but well-drained Tell us...
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral Tell us...
Light: Partial Shade, Full Sun Tell us...
Aspect: North, South, East, West Tell us...
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered Tell us...
Hardiness: Hardy (H4) Tell us...

GARDENS WITH THIS PLANT

My Garden
My Garden
Cotswold edge gardener
My Garden
My Garden
Wendy
My Garden
My Garden
Gerard Rooney
The Cedars
The Cedars
skiing_cat
My Garden
My Garden
Susan B
City Woodland Garden
City Woodland Garden
Laura Thomas
My Garden
My Garden
Amanda
My Garden
My Garden
Nikki Griffith
My Garden
My Garden
Dennie D
My Garden
My Garden
Urban Green
My Garden
My Garden
Ian McLintock
My Garden
My Garden
Maggie Willis
My Garden
My Garden
Deborah
My Garden
My Garden
barbardn
My Garden
My Garden
Carol Hayes
My Garden
My Garden
Patricia Burton
My Garden
My Garden
Jane
My Garden
My Garden
Anne Adrienne Colley
My Garden
My Garden
Shelagh McIntosh
My Garden
My Garden
Nick
My Garden
My Garden
James Johnstone
Front garden
Front garden
Pamela Leech
My Garden
My Garden
KayBee
My Garden
My Garden
Paul Grinham
Back garden
Back garden
Pamela Leech
My Garden
My Garden
Jules
Herts garden
Herts garden
Botanic Jewels Design

ARTICLES WITH THIS PLANT

Front Entrance Transformation Garden wins APLD Gold Award

An APLD Gold Award winning front garden by North Carolina, USA landscape designer Mardi Letson.  read more

Victorian North Facing Garden

By Blackheath based garden designer Catherine Clancy MSGD. This dreary north-facing London back garden was transformed into a pretty space with large flowering borders, a lawn and a seating area at… read more

M & G Garden

Cleve West to use memory of Ancient Oak Woodland as Inspiration for M&G at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016. read more


Report content or feedback to Shoot

To add ? to your lists,
login to your account or subscribe.

Find out more about plant lists here

or Login


To check if this plant is suitable for your garden first login to your account or subscribe.

or Login

In progress indicator
Note

Note

You are adding a note to: ?

Cancel