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PlantFiles: Yellow Grape Hyacinth
Muscari macrocarpum 'Golden Fragrance'

Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Muscari (mus-KAR-ee) (Info)
Species: macrocarpum (ma-kro-KAR-pum) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Fragrance

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Alpines and Rock Gardens

under 6 in. (15 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive vossner On Feb 26, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Planted this beauty in winter 2009. It started blooming in Feb 2010. Fragrance is delicious but unless you plant a min. of 25 bulbs, it doesn't make much of a statement, IMO. Per Brent & Beckys. it naturalizes but I also intend to plant more in the future to create a fragrant drift.

Positive winterkill On Sep 19, 2008, winterkill from Walworth, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

This plant is far hardier than it is reputed to be, as it acts as a perennial in my Zone 5 garden. It prefers full sun but will grow in a partly shaded area, although it tends to get somewhat spindly and leggy without enough sun. It blooms about the same time as the common blue muscari, and makes a lovely combination when the two are planted together.

Although its appearance might not appeal to everyone, I would recommend growing it for the fragrance alone. The description of these bulbs, which I read at the time of the purchase, describes the fragrance as a cross between banana and gardenia, and I find this description to be quite apt. So whether you grow it for the novelty or the fragrance, this is a very interesting and little known bulb.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Leandro, California
Walworth, New York
Walterville, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Richmond, Texas

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