BRIGHT BLUE HYACINTH Mount Hood, Muscari Aucheri

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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 aucheri is 4-6" tall. The leaves are relatively wide for a muscari, which have a greyish green upper side and a hooded or boat-shaped tip. The flowers are arranged in a dense spike or raceme. The fertile flowers are bright blue with whitish lobes or teeth around the mouth. In cultivation it is said to be easy to grow. This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.

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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