Muscari A jazzy little quintet of blue and white spikes of fragrant long-lasting densely packed bells, like upside-down grape clusters. Contains blue Muscari armeniacum, white M. botryoides ‘Album’, blue-and-violet bicolor M. latifolium; plus a tricolor of pale blues M. armeniacum ‘Peppermint’ and the bright azure blueM. azurem.
The various species of Muscari make attractive borders, edging, or brightly colored filler between other bulbs. They thrive and increase except in damp or shady areas. Divide when dormant in summer. Do not cut their autumn leaves or they will lose vigor.
4–12" tall. Early to Mid Spring blooms, Z4-6. Topsize bulbs.
6628 Bluezz Grape Hyacinth Mix
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The Royal General Bulbgrowers Association in Holland (Koninklijke Algemeene Vereeniging voor Bloembollencultuur, or KAVB) gives this large group of flowers the name Miscellaneous Bulbs. The expensive catalogs call them specialty or accent bulbs; some call them minor or dwarf bulbs (even though some of the fritillaries are huge!); Louise Beebe Wilder covered most of them in her 1936 classic Adventures with Hardy Bulbs. Whatever you call them, most are uncommonly sweet, delicate, colorful, and completely welcome in spring.
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