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Grape Hyacinth
Muscari armeniacum 'Blue Spike'

Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Muscari (mus-KAR-ee) (Info)
Species: armeniacum (ar-men-ee-AH-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Spike

Category:

Bulbs

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Dark Blue

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

Non-patented

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:

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Wetumpka, Alabama

Garberville, California

Hampton, Illinois

Hebron, Kentucky

Uxbridge, Massachusetts

Pinconning, Michigan

Coshocton, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Spokane, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On May 2, 2007, kizilod from Uxbridge, MA wrote:

This bulb sometimes reverts to the standard Muscari form.

Positive

On Jun 1, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

These lovely little blue blooms are a welcome sight in the early spring when winter is over.