Gardening Questions And Answers
Grape hyacinth, also called Muscari, grows bunches of tiny, delicate blue flowers that give off a faint grape-like smell. The plants are small, and pair well in containers with other small bloomers like pansies or even grass. Plant the bulbs in the autumn 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cm) deep and 3 inches (7.5 cm) apart.
Although grape hyacinths have finished flowering, the corms are still actively growing and may need minimal watering in climates with moist spring weather where the soil doesn’t totally dry out. Mulch also suppresses weeds so they don’t take over the bed after the grape hyacinths die in late spring.
The plant doesn’t need seeds and setting seeds depletes its energy supply. So that means grape hyacinth after flowering needs a trim. As soon as the flowers fade, trim them back with pruners or garden scissors. This allows the leaves to continue to collect energy from the sun to feed the bulb for next year’s […]
Origin. The grape hyacinth is native to Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey and the Caucasus. Luckily we can also enjoy this cheerful harbinger of spring here nowadays. Interesting fact: according to the plant classification system the grape hyacinth can be classified in both the asparagus family and the hyacinth family.
Grape Hyacinth Seeds If not, you can propagate Muscari grape hyacinth by saving the seeds. Remove the dried seedpods from the plant, harvest the small seeds inside, and lay the seeds on a damp paper towel in a not quite sealed plastic bag. Place it in the refrigerator for a few months to allow them […]