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A picture of a Azure Grape Hyacinth

Azure Grape Hyacinth

Muscari azureum

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

10cm

5cm

Min

5cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Azure Grape Hyacinth Overview

Muscari azureum is a spring-flowering deciduous bulbous perennial that produces small bell-shaped pale-blue flowers that each have a darker blue central stripe. This compact plant typically only grows to 10cm in height and has earned a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. Also known as Azure Grape Hyacinth, this plant produces narrow, channelled green leaves and if the foliage is allowed to die back naturally will form dense clumps. It is occasionally listed with the synonym names of Hyacinthus azureus or Hyacinthella azurea. They are frost hardy and prefer cool areas. with rich, well-drained soil, forming dense clumps. Plant the bulb in autumn at a depth of 12cm (5") in a sunny or partial-shaded position, but protect from the hot sun in warm areas.

How to harvest Azure Grape Hyacinth

Generally not harvested, flowers can be cut for floral arrangements.

How to propagate Azure Grape Hyacinth

Bulbs

Division

Life and divide in the late summer or early autumn when they are dormant.

Seed

Sow fresh seed into containers in autumn and overwinter in a cold frame.

Special features of Azure Grape Hyacinth

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Pot plant

Other uses of Azure Grape Hyacinth

Walls, rock garden