Grape Hyacinth

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Muscari armeniacum

Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum)

I think the Grape Hyacinth is one of the most beautiful of the early spring flowering plants. For me it also has sentimental value, for these plants originally grew in my grandparents garden. When they passed away some were transferred to my parents garden, and when I got my own place I grew them in my own garden. Whenever I see these beautiful cobalt-blue flower spikes which attract early insects, especially bumblebees, I remember those who have passed on.

Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum)

The fragrant flowers of the Grape Hyacinth are a deep cobalt-blue, and shaped and arranged like clusters of grapes, hence the name. The leaves are green and narrow.

Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum)

It flowers April to May, and it makes for a very attractive garden plant in early spring.

Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum)

A common garden bulb, which is ideal for containers, raised borders and flowerbeds. Also found naturalised as a garden escape. Most likely a native…

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18 thoughts on “Grape Hyacinth

  1. They’re truly lovely. I don’t have any plants with such a long heritage, but I do still have some of my mother’s African violets, and I’ve managed to keep them going for some years now. It’s lovely to see them and think of her.

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    • What a lovely comment, Linda, thank you πŸ™‚ It is good you have these violets which which remind you of your mother. I planted a rose in my garden in memory of my Mom, and it has been growing strong for almost eight years now.


  2. Thanks so much for sharing this. I love nature and wildlife and have loved seeing the Grape Hyacinth’s come out over here in Switzerland where I live. I only know their name from a friend and your post has inspired me to plant some as they attract bees which is great. I have just started a poetry blog here on WordPress in case you are interested in having a look? Sam πŸ™‚

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