|6 in. to 12 in.
6 in. to 12 in.
Full Sun to Part Shade
Fragrant Flowers,Showy Flowers
Early Spring though Spring
Cottage Garden,Woodland Garden
Beds and Borders,
|Grape hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum ‘Blue Spike’)
These double-flowered grape hyacinths are a good candidate for beds and borders because they increase only by division. They also bloom longer than those that hasten through spring eager to set seed. April-flowering ‘Blue Spike’ has the largest inflorescence of the species, with fully double flax-blue fluffy heads (each pedicel carries multiple individual flowers instead of one) and narrow, linear leaves.
Noteworthy Characteristics: Good early color. Can be forced. Adaptable to various growing conditions, but must have well-drained soil.
Care: Likes fertile, moist but well-drained alkaline soil in full sun. Will take part shade. Plant 3 to 4 inches deep in groups or drifts in fall. Lift and divide when dormant in late summer or early fall.
Divide when dormant; remove offsets in summer; sow seed in containers in a cold frame in fall.
Generally problem free but prone to viruses.
|Information on this page is from Missouri Botanical Gardens,
Dave’s Garden, All things Plants or Texas Superstar
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