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PlantFiles: Blue Grape Hyacinth
Muscari aucheri

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Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Muscari (mus-KAR-ee) (Info)
Species: aucheri (aw-CHER-ee) (Info)

Synonym:Muscari lingulatum
Synonym:Muscari sintenisii
Synonym:Muscari tubergenianum
Synonym:Muscari praecox

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Category:
Bulbs

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
Medium Blue
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral DayBreak On Jul 30, 2003, DayBreak from Springfield, MO wrote:

This spring flower is very beautiful in bloom and its color blends well with other spring blossoms. It multiplies rapidly and the bulbs grow very close to the surface. Therefore, nothing can be planted directly over that space when the plant goes dormant in the early summer. I suppose one could plant sprawling flowers nearby if needed for coverage. The foliage returns in the fall.

Regional...

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

Garberville, California
Ashland, Massachusetts
Mathiston, Mississippi
Springfield, Missouri
Denver, North Carolina
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reading, Pennsylvania
Little Compton, Rhode Island
Charleston, South Carolina
Garland, Texas
Marinette, Wisconsin



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