The stubby clusters of flowers of this lovely plant are purple, blue (with a white fringe), or white, and it is hardy, easy to grow, and has long-lasting blooms, and no garden should be without them. They have their common name because their clusters of small, bell-shaped, deep-blue flowers resemble clusters of upside-down grapes. An additional benefit is that all Muscari have a strong fragrance, so the more you plant, the more fragrance you get
Sow seeds at any time, covering them very thinly with compost or grit, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed pot in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name: Armenian Grape Hyacinth