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PlantFiles: Grape Hyacinth
Muscari armeniacum 'Blue Spike'

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

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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

This bulb sometimes reverts to the standard Muscari form.

Positive Gindee77 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.

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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