Considered to be the original Blue Grape Hyacinth, M. armeniacum is one of the most prolifically planted bulbs of all time. A native of Turkey, circa 1878, it yields one to three conical racemes of densely packed, electric cobalt-blue florets with narrow white rims above ample foliage clumps. The name Muscari derives from the work musk, due to its slight fragrance. Deer- and rodent-resistant Muscari naturalize readily in well-draining soil and in full to partial sunlight. They make good cut flowers too. You’ll need about nine bulbs per square foot.
Bulb size: 9 cm/up.
Full to partial sunlight.
Bloom time in horticultural zone 5: April/May.
Plant 5" deep and 3" to 4" apart.
Height: 8" (or a little taller).
75 cents ea
NOTE: Item available for pickup between 10 am and 12 Noon on Thursday, November 11 (Bulb Forcing Workshop) OR Saturday November 13 (Family Workshop), at the home of Melissa Fleming, 24 Clark Road, Bedford.