Grape Hyacinth
Muscari armeniacum 'Fantasy Creation'

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

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:

Green

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

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)

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

Ewing, Kentucky

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

Like Mystic, I had a great time watching this little muscari bloom and bloom. It lasted for the longest time. It is a double-flowering muscari. First, the flower starts out blue but becomes green as it fades. Mine are growing in part shade/part sun and seem to love it there. The soil conditions are quite sandy and they like well-drained soils.

Positive

On Apr 13, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

As you can tell from the pictures I have enjoyed this plant.It is constantly changing. It starts out with the globe of the flower just on the ground and continues to rise. Then turns a darker purple and gets a fuller bloom,then turns to a purple green mix and finally to solid green. Stays is bloom several weeks. I will try to get pictures of all the stages.