Muscari Paradoxum

Grape Hyacinth

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Cultural and Growing Info is provided below.


A Heirloom Classic
Dense bicolor spikes of deep blue-purple florets are a brilliant shade of turquoise before they open. Opening from bottom to top, the two-tone effect and conical shape have made this variety a favorite since the late 1800s.

Code BMUPA

Patent

Plant Type Bulbs

Species

Height Short 10-12"

Spacing Plant 4" apart

Bloom Time Mid-Spring to Late Spring

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade

Zones 4-9

Soil Type Normal

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Bags of 15

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Deer Resistant
  • Bulbs for Naturalizing
  • OK in Containers

Muscari General Information

Muscari are great for borders, rock gardens, naturalizing, and planting with tulips or daffodils. Spectacular drifts of color when planted en masse. Also forces easily for winter bloom. Will multiply readily if undisturbed.

Muscari Plant Care

Plant 4" apart and 3" deep in groups or drifts. Likes well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Interested in forcing bulbs? Visit our Useful Links page.

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We ship accent annuals and bulbs based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring-Planted Accent Annuals

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall-Planted Bulbs

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October

Holiday Bulbs

  • Early November through mid December