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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Armenian grape hyacinth
Muscari colchicum Muscari cyaneo-violaceum
Muscari polyanthum Muscari steupii Muscari svovitzianum Muscari szovitsianum
Muscari are bulbous perennials with linear or strap-shaped leaves and small bell-shaped, tubular or urn-shaped flowers borne in a dense raceme on an erect leafless stem
M. armeniacum is a strong-growing bulbous perennial to 20cm in height, with narrow, arching green leaves and erect stems bearing dense spikes of white-tipped, deep violet-blue, egg-shaped flowers 5mm in length in spring
Europe to Caucasus
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Plant 10cm deep in autumn in any moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Lift and divide (when dormant in summer) congested clumps to maintain vigour. May be invasive
Propagate by seed, sown in autumn, in containers in a cold frame or separate offsets in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Garden Edging Ground Cover Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden Wildflower meadow
Pruning No pruning required, but remove spent foliage as required
Pests Generally pest free
May be subject to a virus
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Armenian grape hyacinth
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