M. Comosum Plumosum


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M. Comosum Plumosum

Circa 1612. The Feather Hyacinth. Unique feathery reddish violet plumes. HZ: 4-8 10” Late May


M. Comosum Plumosum

Muscari, also known as Grape Hyacinths or Pearls of Spain, are indigenous to the Mediterannean region where more than 50 different varieties can be found. The plants have been cultivated for many centuries. By 1576, cultivation notes indicated that muscari collected in Spain was being grown in gardens throughout Europe. Thomas Jefferson’s favorite, recorded in his diaries, was the Tassel Hyacinth, M. comosum. The blooms of Muscari last longer than any other flower. They produce stems in succession providing flowers for weeks at a time. They are good forcers and are usually deer proof. Muscari are a vigorous species which can survive in almost any soil and naturalize easily. They do best in rich soil and sunny locations. They can be propagated from seed or offsets. Plant 5” deep and 3-4” apart.

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