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Grape Hyacinth Leopoldia comosa 'Plumosum'

Previously known as:

  • Muscari comosum
Phonetic Spelling
lee-ih-POLD-ee-uh kom-OH-suh
Description

Unlike other Grape Hyacinths, this one has open, feathery blooms that appear in May.

Grows best in full sun.  Tolerates summer drought, but requires moisture during growing season. Plant 5 inches deep to the base of the bulb, spacing 0-1 in. apart, 30-60 per sq. ft.  Good in borders, rock gardens, and woodland gardens.

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Tags:
#bulb#showy flowers#drought tolerant#spring flowers#mass planting#woodland#rock gardens#borders#spring flowering bulbs
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bulb#showy flowers#drought tolerant#spring flowers#mass planting#woodland#rock gardens#borders#spring flowering bulbs
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Leopoldia
    Species:
    comosa
    Family:
    Asparagaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Canary Islands to Central Europe and Iran
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Open
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Irregular
    Flower Description:
    Unusual feathery, tassel-like plumes of rounded, violet-purple, sterile flowers. Blooms in late spring (May).
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Somewhat floppy clumps of medium green linear leaves (to 6" long).
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Small Space
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought