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).
PRICE: 85¢ ea
NOTE: Item available for pickup between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturday October 14 (Bulb Forcing Workshop), at the home of Emily Hawkridge Kapelman, 365 Cantitoe Street, Bedford Hills, NY