Azure grape hyacinth

Muscari azureum | Also known as: Grape hyacinth, Pseudomuscari azureum, Hyacinthus azureus, Hyacinthella azurea, Muscari pseudomuscari | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

A bulbous flowering perennial, muscari azureum is a synonym of pseudomuscari azureum but is best known by its common name, the azure grape hyacinth. One look at it, and it is not hard to understand how it earned the name. A spring bloomer, it produces a conical floral spike that is densely covered with small, light blue tubular blossoms, which resemble an inverted bunch of blue grapes. The dark green foliage comprises thick, narrow, lance-shaped leaves with channels. It thrives in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun, but while hardy, requires shelter. It is ideal for almost any role, from under-planting and rockeries to beds and borders. No pruning is necessary, but dividing clumps while dormant may be a good idea.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.1
Spread [m]
  • 0.1
Dominant flower colour
  • Blue
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Grey-green
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
  • offsets
Growth habit
  • Small
  • Upright
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 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
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • For birds & bees
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Coastal
  • Containers
  • City
  • Gravel garden
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Meadows
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Underplanting
  • Ground cover
  • Edging
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years