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Muscari aucheri (Aucher-Eloy grape hyacinth)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Muscari aucheri

Other names

Aucher-Eloy grape hyacinth

Genus

Muscari Muscari

Species

M. aucheri - M. aucheri is a bulbous perennial forming deep blue and the bluish-white flowers on one and the same stem in spring.


Muscari aucheri is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Small, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Blue, White in Spring

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

General care

Pruning

Remove leaves only after they have completely died down.

Propagation

Lift and divide congested clumps when dormant in summer. Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Offsets, Seed


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Where to grow

Muscari aucheri (Aucher-Eloy grape hyacinth) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

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, moderately fertile soil in autumn. Can be invasive.

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

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 aucheri

Other names

Aucher-Eloy grape hyacinth

Genus

Muscari Muscari

Species

M. aucheri - M. aucheri is a bulbous perennial forming deep blue and the bluish-white flowers on one and the same stem in spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Small, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Blue, White in Spring

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

General care

Pruning

Remove leaves only after they have completely died down.

Propagation

Lift and divide congested clumps when dormant in summer. Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Muscari aucheri (Aucher-Eloy grape hyacinth) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

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, moderately fertile soil in autumn. Can be invasive.

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

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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