Muscari latifoliumTall, with a large dense bicolor flower; top third is deep sky-blue fading to lilac, the bottom is dark violet. Unusual single side leaf. The earliest of all Muscari, and our second-best-selling variety. Every year we enjoy these more.
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.
8–12" tall. Early to Mid Spring blooms, Z2-6. 6cm/up bulbs.
6626 Latifolium Grape Hyacinth
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.
Descriptions and Codes
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