Wonderful Vibrant Muscari Garden Plants
If you are an avid gardener who loves the color blue, you will definitely adore muscari garden plants. These garden plants produce blue, urn-like flowers that are arranged on spikes, and resemble bunches of grapes. Muscari garden plants are also called the grape hyacinth plants. There are approximately 30 different species in this genus, most of which are native to the Mediterranean and southwestern Asia. These bulbous perennials are often planted in gardens, usually along the garden borders. Depending on the species, the leaves of the plants in the genus Muscari can be linear, lance-shaped, or spoon-shaped. The leaves of some species can reach lengths of 10 to 12 inches (about 25.4 to 30.5 cm), while in other species the leaves may be much shorter. Cultivation is easy with most species of Muscari garden plants. Since they grow from bulbs, it is usually sufficient to plant the bulbs during the fall months. Generally, the bulbs should be planted under about 4 inches (10.2 cm) of moderately fertile soil. In addition, the plants prefer full sunlight and moist soil that drains well.
Muscari garden plants are hardy and are easy to grow. They survive well with minimum maintenance. The bulbs have to be planted during early fall and the blooms appear during spring. You can grow them outdoors, directly in the soil or in containers.