30 March 2013

Muscari - Grape Hyacinths bloom Mar-Apr

Grape Hyacinth
Muscari or Grape Hyacinths are blooming with abandon in our garden this spring. We added them to a planting of this cold-hardy succulent that surrounds a few trees in the front yard.

Native to Eurasia, their blue flowers resemble bunches of grapes - hence their name. Actually, they are not Hyacinths but Lilies!

Be sure to order and plant some this fall if your garden doesn't have any yet.

I have planted other colors and other color combination varieties from mail-order catalogs over the years,  but these are the ones that persist and multiply into the lawn.

Grape Hyacinths are hardy in zones 3 to 9.

Here they are under trees where the shade is very dense in the summer.
Still they do their wonderful spring-thing!
Plant them and just wait for them to naturalize and spread
all over the garden, greeting spring year after year.



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