Aucher-Eloy grape hyacinth 'Mount Hood'

Muscari aucheri 'Mount Hood' | Also known as: Grape hyacinth 'Mount Hood', Muscari lingulatum 'Mount Hood' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

A clump-growing bulbous perennial, muscari aucheri produces beautiful and distinctive bi-coloured floral spikes. Its dense mid-green foliage is made up of linear, strap-shaped leaves, but in spring, a single thick stem grows high above the foliage, topped with a cone-shaped floral spike comprising a myriad of tiny, bell-shaped blue and white blossoms. Commonly known as the ucher-eloy grape hyacinth, it thrives in moist but well-drained soil and enjoys full sun or partial shade. An excellent choice for groundcover or under-planting, on slopes and in rockeries, pruning is not considered necessary but dividing dense clumps in summer is recommended.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.1 - 0.2
Spread [m]
  • 0.1
Dominant flower colour
  • Blue
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Grey-green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
  • offsets
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
  • Small
  • Upright
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-9
Heat zone
  • H9-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - -1
Heat days
  • 30 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Wild flowers
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Fast growing
  • Fine fragrants
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • For birds & bees
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Coastal
  • Containers
  • City
  • Gravel garden
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Meadows
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Underplanting
  • Banks and slopes
  • Ground cover
  • Edging
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • Less than one year
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Muscari aucheri

Aucher-Eloy grape hyacinth

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A clump-growing bulbous perennial, muscari aucheri produces beautiful and distinctive bi-coloured floral spikes. Its dense mid-green foliage is made up of linear, strap-shaped leaves, but in spring, a single thick stem grows high above the foliage, topped with a cone-shaped floral spike comprising a myriad of tiny, bell-shaped blue and white blossoms. Commonly known as the ucher-eloy grape hyacinth, it thrives in moist but well-drained soil and enjoys full sun or partial shade. An excellent choice for groundcover or under-planting, on slopes and in rockeries, pruning is not considered necessary but dividing dense clumps in summer is recommended.