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Compact Grape Hyacinth Muscari botryoides

Phonetic Spelling
mus-KAR-ee bot-ROY-dees
Description

Small Grape Hyacinth is a compact purple-flowered spring bulb.  Mass plant along walkways, in border fronts, or near patios. They look especially lovely planted along with daffodils for their color contrasts nicely with the yellow flowering bulbs.  It naturalizes easily and is often seen along roadsides and disturbed areas.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Album'
Tags:
#fragrant flowers#small spaces#purple flowers#mass planting#naturalizes#borders#beds#walkway planting#HS302
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Album'
Tags:
#fragrant flowers#small spaces#purple flowers#mass planting#naturalizes#borders#beds#walkway planting#HS302
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Muscari
    Species:
    botryoides
    Family:
    Asparagaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting