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Muscari armeniacum 'Saffier'

Grape hyacinth

Hardy Perennial

This unusual grape hyacinth bulb has tricked nature in order to give us the longest possible flowering window. The florets on this cultivated form of a wildflower favourite never fully open, keeping the upright showy flower spikes in peak condition for over a month - try them in vases for a long lasting indoor display. The green tinged blooms of Muscari 'Saffier'age to a lovely inky blue. Muscari are easy to grow - simply plant in autumn and forget about them! They colonise well too, creating natural drifts over time - the perfect spring carpeting under trees and shrubs. 'Saffier' can also be used as an unusual spring cut flower! Height and spread: 20cm (8"). Bulb size: 08/09

Culinary note: The flowers can be sprinkled over desserts to add a delicate scented flavour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

4 for 3 on autumn planting bulbs

Ideal For:
ground cover, cottage gardens, alpine & rockery, wildlife gardens, woodland garden
Flowering Period:
March, April, May
Position:
full sun, sun or semi shade
    • 30 muscari bulbs

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    • 60 muscari bulbs

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For the best effect, plant muscari bulbs in large groups. Grape hyacinth plants prefer a sunny or semi-shaded position in moist, well drained, fertile soil that is rich in organic matter. Add plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil prior to planting to improve less than ideal soils. Plant bulbs at a depth of 10cm (4") and a distance of 5cm (2") apart.
Allow the foliage of Muscari plants to die back naturally as this will help to feed the bulbs for the following year. Overcrowded clumps can be lifted and divided in summer while the bulbs are dormant.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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