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Pseudomuscari azureum

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Hyacinthella azurea
  • Muscari azureum
Phonetic Spelling
soo-doh-mus-KAR-ee a-ZOOR-ee-um
Description

Compact china-blue Grape Hyacinth with bell-shaped flowers that are not constricted at the opening, giving it a look that is more plump and full.  It blooms in mid-spring from April to May.

This plant performs best in full to PM 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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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hardy#sun#bulb#showy flowers#drought tolerant#easy to grow#blue flowers#pm sun#woodland#rock gardens#borders#spring interest#spring flowering bulbs
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hardy#sun#bulb#showy flowers#drought tolerant#easy to grow#blue flowers#pm sun#woodland#rock gardens#borders#spring interest#spring flowering bulbs
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pseudomuscari
    Species:
    azureum
    Family:
    Asparagaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia minor and Europe
    Distribution:
    SE US
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Open
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • 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 pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Cup
    Flower Description:
    True light blue, with stripes running along each little bell-shaped floret. Blooms mid-spring (April/May).
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Narrow, fleshy, basal, green leaves that appear in autumn and live through the winter to spring when the plants flower.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought