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PlantFiles: Grape Hyacinth
Muscari azureum

Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Muscari (mus-KAR-ee) (Info)
Species: azureum (a-ZOOR-ee-um) (Info)

Synonym:Hyacinthella azurea
Synonym:Hyacinthus azureus
Synonym:Pseudomuscari azureum

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under 6 in. (15 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
This plant is resistant to deer

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)

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive hart On Nov 30, 2007, hart from Shenandoah Valley, VA wrote:

The hardiness information here is wrong. This is a very hardy bulb, well beyond zone 8. It was very happy in my zone 6 garden.

This grape hyacinth is the prettiest shade of blue, very striking. The bright blue combines well with miniature daffodils like Tete a Tete.

Positive Joy On Apr 8, 2007, Joy from Kalama, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I grew these for the first time this year. These are just the prettiest sky blue little flowers. I'm amazed with how long blooming they are. They've been blooming for more than a month and still look fresh. I hope they'll multiply as well as the more common Muscari do.


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

Garberville, California
Sparks, Nevada
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Garland, Texas
West Jordan, Utah
Fort Valley, Virginia
Kalama, Washington

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