Muscari armeniacum Baker is the correct and accepted scientific name of the Grape Hyacinth. It was first described by John Gilbert Baker in Garden Chronicles in 1878.
Most every place I have ever lived there have been Grape Hyacinths growing in the yard. We really don’t think about them that often in our day to day lives because most of the time, we don’t even notice them. They are dormant most of the time when we working in our flower beds or mowing the yard. There are a few good-sized clusters here, so when I mow, I try to go around them. There are a few stragglers in the yard, however, that do get mowed over. Often times when I am digging in the flower beds, I will dig up bulbs by accident.
ZONES: USDA Zones 4-8
FLOWERS: Blue flowers in April
LIGHT: Full sun to part shade
After they flower in the spring, the bulb goes dormant then returns in early autumn. They spread nicely through offsets and are not invasive. How could something as small as Muscari be invasive anyway?
There are many cultivars available in various shades of blue, white and pink. I think maybe I should buy some of the other colors.
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