Grape Hyacinth Blue

masses of bright blue grape-like flowers over thin strappy leaves

Muscari armeniacum BLUE
  • bulbous perennial
  • grass-like, mid-green leaves
  • cone-shaped flower spikes
  • tiny, mid-blue flowers
  • March-April

H 0.2m
S 0.08m

full sun to part shade

moist well-drained

Notes: yes they look impressive in swathes but delightful in small terracotta pots as I grow them. After flowering, I put pots in dry shade and wait for next year!

Info: Muscari, comes from the Greek word for musk, referring to the scent produced by these flowers

Wildlife value: attractive to spring-flying pollinators, particularly the hairy footed flower bee, Anthophora plumipes