Giant Grape Hyacinth Muscari


Giant Grape Hyacinth Muscari

Bellevalia paradoxa Dense bud spikes are greenish teal at the top and navy blue at the bottom. Florets open deep purple, growing a narrow yellowish bottom rim as the flower matures. Strap-shaped grey-green 8–18" leaves. Attractive to bees but not to deer. Excellent fragrant little cutflowers. Differs from grape hyacinths in that the florets that are slightly bell-shaped, not rounded, and the flower and plant are larger.

Needs well-drained soil, sun to light shade. Allow the leaves to die back naturally to feed the bulb. Original range is the Caucasus from eastern Turkey to Iran.

8–12" tall. Mid to Late Spring blooms, Z5-8. 5cm/up bulbs.

6603 Giant Grape Hyacinth
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A: 10 for $5.75  
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B: 50 for $22.00  
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C: 200 for $65.00  
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Additional Information

Novelties and Specialties

The Royal General Bulbgrowers Association in Holland (Koninklijke Algemeene Vereeniging voor Bloembollencultuur, or KAVB) puts this large group of diverse flowers into a boring catch-all category: 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.

Descriptions and Codes

See also: bulb planting information and bulb planting charts.