Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) – Flowering plants

Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) - Flowering plants

Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) is a bulbous perennial plant grows to 15 centimeters tall, with narrow, arching green leaves and each hyacinth bulb produces 1-3 thick, upright flower stem (Scapes), which carries a cluster of rounded flowers that resemble a bunch of grapes. The flowers are lightly fragrant, lavender-blue to purple (with a white fringe). Grape Hyacinth blooms in mid-Spring (April or May in the Northern Hemisphere) for 3–4 weeks.

Scientific classification:

Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Genus: Muscari
Species: M. armeniacum

Scientific Name: Muscari armeniacum
Common Name: Grape Hyacinth, Armenian Grape Hyacinth or Garden Grape-Hyacinth.

Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) - Flowering plants

How to grow and maintain Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum):

It thrives best in full sun to partial shade. However, the flowers last longer in partial shade.

It grows best in well-drained, any good potting mix. Peat moss or compost may be added at planting time to help improve drainage. Hyacinths can also be grown in water.

Water regularly and allow the topsoil to dry out between waterings. Keep the soil evenly moist.

It prefers Cool temperatures 40°F – 65°F / 4°C – 18°C. Make your flowers last longer by keeping the plant in a slightly cooler location. Blooms will last for about a month if kept at a maximum of 65°F/18°C.

Fertilizer is not necessary.

Pruning is not required, but remove spent foliage as required.

Grape hyacinths can be easily propagated by division. Divide the bulbs in the late summer or fall. Also propagate by seed, sown in autumn, in containers in a cold frame or separate offsets in summer.

Pests and Diseases:
It has no serious insect and disease problems.

Last updated on April 4th, 2019

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