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Grape Hyacinth
Muscari botryoides 'Album'

Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Muscari (mus-KAR-ee) (Info)
Species: botryoides (bot-ROY-dees) (Info)
Cultivar: Album

Category:

Bulbs

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Garberville, California

Champaign, Illinois

Ewing, Kentucky

Florence, Mississippi

Brunswick, Missouri

Coshocton, Ohio

Dayton, Ohio

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Mc Lean, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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neutral
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Positive

On Dec 4, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

I planted this last year and it bloomed so sweetly mixed in with larger hyacinths. Stunning white. I hope it naturalizes well.

Neutral

On Apr 15, 2004, Baa wrote:

Quite simply the white form of M. botyoides.

Multiples less quickly than the blue and makes a great combination with them.