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Pearls of Spain Muscari botryoides 'Album'

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moo-SKAR-ee bow-tree-OY-dees AL-bum
Description

Dense clusters of pure white flowers with a mild fragrance. Foliage appears in the fall and blooms appear in mid-spring.

This plant performs best in full to PM or AM only sun.  Tolerates summer drought, but requires moisture during the growing season.  Plant bulbs to a depth of 5 in. and space 0-1 in. apart, or 30-60 per sq. ft.  Good for use in borders, rock gardens, and woodland gardens.  This plant is occasionally damaged by deer.

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#hardy#bulb#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#white flowers#easy to grow#spring flowers#rock gardens#borders#spring flowering bulbs#HS302#woodlands
 
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#hardy#bulb#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#white flowers#easy to grow#spring flowers#rock gardens#borders#spring flowering bulbs#HS302#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Muscari
    Species:
    botryoides
    Family:
    Asparagaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    France to Ukraine
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Open
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    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:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Cup
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Pure white pearls, tightly packed into narrow flower spikes. Blooms mid-spring (April/May).
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Narrow, semi-erect leaves which widen slightly at the tips.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought