Feather Muscari, Feather Hyacinth, Fringe Hyacinth, Tassel Hyacinth 'Plumosum'

Muscari comosum

Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Muscari (mus-KAR-ee) (Info)
Species: comosum (kom-OH-sum) (Info)
Cultivar: Plumosum



Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)


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

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer



This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds


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


Garberville, California

Chadwick, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Scottville, Michigan

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

, Ontario

Leesburg, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 20, 2011, LauraSteele from Fort Wayne, IN wrote:

I planted 6 bulbs in October 2006 and have yet to see a bloom. A few leaves poked their heads out but that's about it. I dug up the bulbs last Spring after they had died back, let them rest over the Summer and replanted them last September. If they don't bloom this Spring, they're outa here. There are plenty of other plants that perform better with a lot less messing around than this one.


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

This is probably the most unusual of the muscaris. It has actually been around for 100's of years. Flowers are whispy, feathery plumes. They reach approx 8" tall. They bloom late spring and are more of a dusty rose color.


On Jun 23, 2004, jhyshark from Scottville, MI (Zone 4b) wrote:

This is one odd plant. I got 12 tiny, tiny bulbs for free in 1996. They multiplied like wildfire, but never bloomed until 1999, when I got 2 blossoms. I thought it must be because they just weren't big enough yet. I now have a 2-foot square patch of the leaves, which are at least interesting. Several bloomed in 2001, and 1 in 2003. This year there were about 10 beautiful blooms. I had thought that the reason it didn't bloom much was that it didn't like to have the buds get wet. They would form bud heads at the base of the leaves each year and then these would seem to rot instead of growing. However this year we had nothing but rain for the entire month they were forming the flowers and they were the most beautiful ever. The stems tend to droop sometimes. The leaves are always r... read more