Thursday, January 22, 2015

Featured Plant of the Day: Grape Hyacinth

Muscari neglectum     syn. Muscari racemosum
Grape Hyacinth

Type    Perennial
Hardy range    4B to 7B
Height    6" to 12" / 15cm to 30cm
Growth rate    Average
Form    Irregular or sprawling
Exposure    Partial shade or partial sun to full sun

Bloom Color    Blue
Bloom Time    Spring

The flowers are fragrant.

This plant will grow in dry to moist soil.
Suitable soil is sandy.
The pH preference is  a neutral soil.

Leaf Color    Green
This plant has attractive foliage.

Landscape Uses
-    Container plantings
-    Rock garden
-    Border
-    Massing

Attributes and Features
-    Naturalizing

Propagation and Root Form
Best propagation time is in the  fall.
This plant grows from a  bulb.

Culture Notes
A perennial wildflower that is planted from bulb.