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Muscari are among the earliest garden flowers to bloom in the spring. They tend to multiply quickly (naturalise) when planted in good soils. They prefer well drained sandy soil, that is acid to neutral and not too rich. Naturally found in woodlands or meadows, they are commonly cultivated in lawns, borders, rock gardens and containers. They require little feeding or watering in the summer, and grow in sun or light shade.

Muscari armeniacum is one of the most commonly cultivated species of Muscari, is robust and naturalises easily. It is known as grape hyacinth, in this case Armenian grape hyacinth or garden grape-hyacinth. The flowers are usually 15 centimetres (6 in) tall. M. armeniacum blooms in mid-Spring (April or May in the Northern Hemisphere) for 3–4 weeks. Some are fragrant. M. armeniacum is widespread in the woods and meadows of the Eastern Mediterranean, from Greece and Turkey to the Caucasus, including Armenia which gives it its name.

Hardiness zones: 3-9

Seeds per pack: 3

Note: Ornamental use only. Many plants have poisonous parts, these included. Minor toxicity. The ingestion of these seeds or this plant can cause serious illness or death.

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