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Hyacinth, Armenian Grape

Spring-Flowering Bulb

Also known as Grape Hyacinth
Muscari armeniacum
Liliaceae Family

Armenian Grape Hyacinths spread rapidly to form dense drifts of pale blue flower spikes that flower in mid- to late spring. Blooms have a grape-like aroma.

Site Characteristics
  • full sun

Soil conditions:

  • requires well-drained soil

Hardiness zones:

  • 4 to 8

Special locations:

  • outdoor containers
  • rock gardens
  • indoors as a houseplant
Plant Traits

Lifecycle: perennial

Ease-of-care: easy

Height: 0.5 to 0.75 feet

Spread: 0.1 to 0.25 feet

Bloom time:

  • mid-spring
  • late spring

Flower color:

  • blue
  • indigo

Foliage color: medium green

Foliage texture: medium


  • upright
  • grass-like

Shape in flower: flower stalks with upright spikes

Tubular blooms borne densely along erect stems.

Special Considerations
Special characteristics:
  • non-aggressive - Spreads rapdly to form clumps, but is manageable.
  • non-invasive
  • not native to North America - Native to the Mediterranean
  • fragrant - Blooms have an attractive grape-like aroma.
Special uses:
  • naturalistic garden
Growing Information
How to plant:

Propagate by division or separation - Plant the bulbs in fall so that their tops are 2" below the soil surface. Divide the bulbs in the late summer or fall.

Maintenance and care:
Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in late summer or fall.

More growing information: How to Grow Bulbs

'Argaei': bright blue blooms.

'Blue Spike': deep blue blooms.

'Early Giant': cobalt blue blooms with white edging.